Toward a Framework for Critical Engagement with Crime Control Policy in Trafficking Cultural Objects

Free and open to the public. 

Monday, November 16
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

This discussion featured Professor Simon Mackenzie (Department of Criminology, University of Glasgow) and Dr. Neil Brodie and Dr. Donna Yates (Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow)

The Trafficking Culture research group gathers, analyzes and publishes information on the global traffic in looted cultural objects. This talk reviewed some of the project’s work over the last four years and develop various components of a crime prevention framework to advance thinking about controlling the illicit market. Regional ethnographic case study evidence gathered by the project will be reviewed and used to explore some of the regulatory challenges.  Using contemporary examples of looting and conflict, the speakers reflected on reasons why current crime prevention policy fails in this area, and propose improved approaches.

A lecture associated with the Neubauer Collegium project, The Past for Sale: New Approaches to the Study of Archaeological Looting.