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18:15 - 19:45 30 November 2010

Perceptions of ‘Jewish criminality’ and the emergence of crime as an international issue, 1881-1939


Wilkins Terrace Restaurant (pre-lecture reception) / Chadwick lecture theatre (lecture) | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

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

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Dr. Paul Knepper, Sheffield University

We live in the age of international crime, but when did it begin? In the last decades of the nineteenth century, Great Britain confronted crime problems believed to have originated beyond its borders. London was feared to have become the centre of professional thievery, alien criminality, the white slave trade, and anarchist bomb plots. Representatives from Britain met with counterparts from Germany, France, and the United States for a series of international conferences. They discussed causes and strategies, but could not always agree about solutions. A new profession emerged, the criminologists, who claimed to have discovered in science a universal means of crime prevention.


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


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