Presented By: Professor Biko Agozino, Virginia Tech
On Friday 4 December 2020 we welcomed Professor Biko Agozino of Virginia Tech to reflect on his text, Counter-Colonial Criminology, with the view to take the critique of conventional criminology beyond the imperialist reason of the original sub-title and focus the seminar on what Nkrumah called Neocolonialism: the last stage of imperialism.
Revisiting the conclusion in Counter-Colonial Criminology, the papyrus suggests that since power is more of a cause of crime than poverty, activist intellectuals in Africa and worldwide should advance the struggles to deepen the decolonization of power relations in order to end the criminal abuse of power by the genocidal states imposed on Africa by European colonizers.
The Seminar was introduced and chaired by Dr Andy Aydin-Aitchison, Senior Lecturer in Criminology based at the University of Edinburgh.
Bio: Biko Agozino is a Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA. He is the author of Black Women and the Criminal Justice System and of Counter-Colonial Criminology , Editor-In-Chief of the African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of Africana Sociologies. https://umes.edu/ajcjs/
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