Narrative criminology is a paradigm based on the idea that narratives influence human behaviours, including harmful conducts. Narratives have been defined as “temporal accounts of events that give meaning to those events” (Presser, L., & Sveinung, S., 2019, p. 1). Stories  allow us to explain ourselves and the world around us: we draw from … Continue reading The narratives of minor-attracted persons
In the early 2010s a new political movement, the alternative right (alt-right) came to the fore of mainstream discourse. Members of this group primarily operate in an online setting. Scholars have used various words to describe this movement, but at its very core, it is a racist movement (Hawley, 2017). Ever since its inception, the … Continue reading Male supremacy and misogyny of the far-right
Disclaimer: The term ‘migrants’ is used in this article as a generic term including groups such as refugees, asylum seekers, and those under subsidiary protection. Mobile populations fleeing war, persecution, or a life that lacks perspective, are not merely a recent phenomenon. In fact, “strangers have been “knock[ing] on other people’s doors since the beginning … Continue reading Distorted Narratives on Muslim Migrants and Europe’s Postcolonial Condition
Tension is rising in Brussels. In recent months, a particular cycle is repeating itself, growing in intensity and force each time it occurs. The cycle tends to start with a manifest account of racialised police violence and/or disproportional use of police force against individuals with a background in migration (at times resulting in the death … Continue reading Reflections on Brussels’ rising tension
The gorgeous white rhino in the picture above fell victim to poachers in 2014. Fortunately, her life was spared in the incident as the poachers tranquilised her when they sawed off her horn – hence the noticeable horn disfiguration (Wilson, 2014). Our paths crossed in June 2019 when I was completing my FGASA Level 11 course for … Continue reading Rhino poaching: Harms, trends and modus operandi
The Muslim Brotherhood (Jamā‘at al-Ikhwān al-Muslimīn) was founded in Cairo, Egypt in 1928 by Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949). Among the very first goals, the organisation sought to remove the British colonial influence in the country and to find responses related to the uncertainties about the future in a very new-born Egypt out of the Ottoman rule … Continue reading The dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan: the exception proves the rule?
The Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the whole world, causing the death of millions of people, and leading the healthcare systems of most of the countries to a breaking point. Governments have adopted remarkable and forceful measures to restrain the spread of the virus, such as social distancing, the prohibition of public and private gatherings, … Continue reading The Liquid Gold of 2021
Disclaimer: In this article, the term ‘LGBT+’ (which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and others) will be used. However, many other acronyms, such as LGBTI and LGBTQ, are possible as well. I will use the term LGBT+ for the reason that it is shorter and easier to read, but please keep in mind that this article … Continue reading ‘LGBT-free zones’ in Poland: How is this possible?
The television program “Big Brother” is a reality show that has been running in many countries for over 20 years. The premise of the show is to bring together a group of people (who have previously been selected according to their character and personality) in a house full of cameras to monitor their coexistence, exposing … Continue reading BIG BROTHER: THE EYE THAT SEES EVERYTHING BUT DOES NOTHING. THE ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN A TV BROADCAST.