International Research Collaboratives
Dr George Radics, Dr Pablo Ciocchini
This IRC’s main objective is to produce knowledge on how criminal law, and the institutions in charge of interpreting it, operates in the Global South. It focuses on the social and political institutions that interpret and enforce criminal law to understand the level and pervasiveness of violence, both symbolic and physical, that take place in many Global South societies, as well as the apparent lack of social order that is commonly attributed as its cause. Scholarship from this IRC examines issues such as the tensions between the criminal law and local culture, institutional and social practices, and global versus local politics.