Tackling Whiteness as a decolonizing task in contemporary criminology
Dr Rod Earle, The Open University


In the 21st century criminology has become a vigorous and dynamic discipline attracting growing numbers of students and developing new research programmes. In this talk I will explore how the whiteness of its European origins and antecedents can be identified and made more open to challenge. I will argue that making whiteness visible in criminology increases the prospects of decolonising justice, confronting racism and promoting more egalitarian and convivial futures. I will present some examples of how putting whiteness in the criminological picture might be accomplished.