The Southernising Criminology Discussion Group is a student-led initiative that aims to extend criminological horizons outside the Global North, reflecting on distinct patterns and trends of crime, justice and punishment in jurisdictions historically situated at the periphery of knowledge production and theory formation.

This group provides key tools and frameworks to to recenter the epistemological and methodological focus of the discipline, aiming to tackle unequal geopolitical and academic relations of power and representation.

This academic year, the Group is proud to organise talks pertaining to two distinct thematic series
(Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Alternative Justice Mechanisms, The Political Economy of Global Criminal
Justice), alongside our regular scheduling, and starting a collaboration series with the Police and Policing Research Discussion Group.

Seminars take the form of a 40-minute presentation by the speaker followed by an audience-led Q&A.


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Regular Scheduling (Developing Southern Criminological Approaches)

  • After the traces of the Invisible: Sound, “Nature”, and Pain in Colombia’s Truth Commission

Professor Alejandro Castillejo-Cuéllar 

Tuesday, 30 April, 4.15-5.30 pm (London Time)

Remote (Microsoft Teams)


  • Disciplining Mobility: care, mistrust and migration management in Mexico

Dr. Erika Herrera Rosales

Tuesday, 4 June, 4.15-5.30 pm (London Time)

Hybrid (Seminar room Centre for Criminology/Microsoft Teams)


Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Alternative Justice Mechanisms

  • Drug courts in Latin America​. To what extend do they align with the principles of Therapeutic Jurisprudence? 

Dr Catalina Droppelmann,

Tuesday 14 May 4.15-5.30 pm (London Time)

Remote (Microsoft Teams)


Special Series: Collaboration with the Police and Policing Research Discussion Group

  • TREWA: ​(En)acting Securitization and The Politics of Fear in Democratic Chile

Dr, Helene Risor

Tuesday 24 May 4.15-5:30 pm (London Time)

Hybrid (Seminar room Centre for Criminology/Microsoft Teams)