The seminar aims at exploring the new contours of policing under conditions of mass mobility and globalization, and the implications of the attendant changes to law enforcement practices and those subject to them. Amid heighten hostility towards migrants and stiffer migration controls, policing practices have been reshaped in tandem with border control imperatives in many countries around the world. This new law enforcement landscape begs important questions: How do migration control imperatives serve to reinforce longstanding policing practices towards racialized minorities? How do the people subject to them experience such practices? What are the social, cultural and institutional implications of the crime-immigration merge? How are conflicting goals in the enforcement of the law reconciled? What is the role the broader community is expected to play in contemporary law enforcement?

The seminar will bring together scholars working on border policing and inland enforcement, many of whom have done or are currently engaged in empirical studies, and span a range of disciplines, including criminology, sociology and law. Confirmed speakers include: Leanne Weber (Monash), Juliet Stumpf (Lewis and Clark), Alpa Parmar (Oxford), Maximo Sozzo (Litoral), Amada Armenta (Pennsylvania), Giusseppe Campesi (Bari), and Katerina Hadjimatheou (Warwick).

The seminar is co-hosted by Warwick Law School/CJC and Border Criminologies, and funded by the British Academy. It is open to the public although places are limited to 40. Please contact Ana Aliverti if you would like to attend.