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18:15 - 19:45 18 January 2011

Perceptions of 'Jewish Criminality' and the Emergence of Crime as an International Issue, 1881-1939


Haldane Room | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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Dr Paul Knepper, Reader in Criminology, Sheffield University, Paul Knepper is a reader in the Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, and visiting professor, Institute of Criminology, University of Malta. Trained in both criminology and history, he is a regular contributor to journals of criminology, social history and Jewish studies.

In the last decade of the 19th century, Great Britain confronted crime problems believed to have originated from beyond its borders.Representatives from Britain met with counterparts from Germany, France and the US for a series of international conferences. A new profession also emerged, the criminologists, who claimed to have discovered a universal method of crime reduction.


Sara BenIsaac
+44 (0)20 7679 3520 | s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk


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