Presented By: Dr Bethany Schmidt & Dr Kate Herrity, University of Cambridge
This Seminar from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) introduces and reflects on an ambitious and creative new text, Sensory Penalities edited by Dr Kate Herrity, Dr Bethany Schmidt and Dr Jason Warr.
Our speakers are Dr Bethany Schmidt and Dr Kate Herrity both from the University of Cambridge and the session was chaired by Dr Alistair Fraser, Director of SCCJR.
The collection reflects an explosion in explorations of the sensory and disrupts conventional expectations of both form and focus by expanding anthropological practices and craft into the field of criminology and criminological research.
In providing accounts of the physical/sensorial within sites of surveillance and control, the book brings elements of research (often absent from existing work) to the fore; the impressions and sensual experiences which remain forever in field notes. In so doing they carve out spaces to consider these places and the ways in which they are theorised anew.
This presentation was recorded on Friday 22 January 2021.