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Ana Aliverti awarded the prestigious BJC Radzinowicz Prize 2020
Our Criminal Justice Centre's co-Director, Ana Aliverti, has received the prestigious 2020 Radzinowics Prize, awarded by the British Journal of Criminology. The Prize is awarded annually for the BJC article from the latest volume which, in the opinion of the Editor-in-Chief and Editors, has made the greatest contribution to the development of criminology. More information can be found here. Ana was awarded the Prize for her article, ‘Benevolent Policing? Vulnerability and the Moral Pains of Border Controls’ (2020) British Journal of Criminology 60(5):1175-1135.
This article reports on a large-scale ethnographic study on immigration-police collaboration in everyday policing. Drawing on this unique dataset, it explores a largely neglected aspect in the policing literature: the growing emphasis on safeguarding and protection. The paper makes an important contribution to the sociology of punishment and the policing literature by assessing how punitive and humanitarian rationales and logics dovetail in the exercise of state coercion in the context of growing global interdependence and profound geopolitical inequalities. It sheds light on the ‘moral pains’ of border controls and their disruptive potential.
The full article can be found here.
Many congratulations, Ana!