Policing Dreams. SCCRJ Seminar Series

28 Mar 2021 - 17:00


'Policing Dreams' was the title of the talk given by Prof. Clifford Shearing on  Wednesday 24th March, as part of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) Seminar Series. The University of Glasgow.

‘Policing Dreams’, utilises Arturo Escobar’s concept of ‘grand designs’ to trace the contours of contemporary policing, within the Anglosphere, out of which the policing that will characterise the 21st Century is emerging. Shearing argued that, unlike the policing of the 20th Century, these developments in the governance of safety and security will be shaped less by grand ideological designs and more by the shifting, and unprecedented, socio-material landscapes that are transforming human societies.