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Criminology at the periphery: understanding police work in the remote Northern islands of Scotland

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Duration: 1:00:41 | Added: 24 Oct 2018
Dr Anna Souhami, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, gives a talk for the Criminology seminar series on 11th October 2018.

Drawing on her ethnographic research in Shetland and the Western Isles, she made us question our understanding of 'place' and what it means when applied to criminological research. Dr Souhami began with the idea that there are limitations to our conceptual vocabulary, particularly within research that considers urban policing as the norm. Islands have been used as laboratories to test theories in the natural sciences, and Dr Souhami utilises a similar approach in order to 'explore the blind spots in the way we think' about policing.

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