Chapter 22: Global Criminology
Katja Franko Aas
Global criminology The topic of this chapter is global criminology, yet it begins with an image of what we tend to think of as the opposite of globalization, namely, localization. There are bars outside the windows but also inside the cells making it difficult for the detainees to open the windows themselves. Unlike in Britain, where the wardens are mostly employees of private security firms, in Köpernick they are police officers. Detainees have limited room to move and must ask the police for permission to open a window, smoke a cigarette, or fetch hot water for tea and permission can be (and sometimes is) refused. There are no work or training possibilities in Köpernick and detainees are only allowed one hour's exercise in the yard. Visitors can be received but are separated from the detainees by Perspex, and from other visitors/detainees by a small partition …. (Welch and Schuster, 2005: ...