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In this talk Mary Bosworth shares observations based on her research conducted over the past 15 years, which has included visiting places of detention over a period of months and interviewing people in detention and staff who work there. She unpacks some of the driving forces behind detention by exploring questions such as - What is the actual purpose of detention? How is it justified? And how has it has changed over time?

About the speaker:

Mary Bosworth is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford, where she is also Co-Director of Border Criminologies, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on intersections between criminal justice and border control. She conducts research into the ways in which prisons, immigration detention centres and deportation uphold notions of race, gender and citizenship.

This talk was part of a series hosted by AVID in 2022 - Communities not Walls.

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