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Wall Receives Best Journal Award from ASC Division of Critical Criminology

Wall Receives Best Journal Award from ASC Division of Critical Criminology

The Division of Critical Criminology, which is a part of the American Society of Criminology, has awarded Dr. Tyler Wall the Best Journal Award for his paper titled, “Ordinary Emergency: Drones, Police, and Geographies of Legal Terror”.

From the abstract, “This paper brings into conversation two ostensibly disparate geographies of state violence: the routine police surveillance and killing of members of the “dangerous classes” in the United States, an issue that is in no way new but nevertheless has gained increased attention over the last year with the Black Lives Matter movement; and the targeted drone strikes against “terrorist suspects” in the “war on terror”. By laying side by side the “war drone” and domestic police power, it becomes readily apparent that despite ostensible differences—foreign vs. domestic, war vs. peace, exceptional vs. normal, military vs. police, legal vs. extralegal—the unmanning of state violence gains much of its political and legal force from the language and categories that have long animated the routine policing of domestic territory. The paper calls for taking the violence of police power more seriously than many drone commentators have.”

Dr. Wall will be presented with the award at the upcoming American Society of Criminology DCC Social, which will take place at the 2016 meeting November 16-19 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

Published on October 28, 2016

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