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Many criminological methods, both past and present, drew upon the seeming objectivity of the heroic detective’s ‘eye’, with which he identified criminal traits and tracked fragments of evidence. However, at the same time as the police were adopting greater use of lenses, other senses were also enrolled into the... at University of London

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Criminology taster course | Goldsmiths, University of London

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Many criminological methods, both past and present, drew upon the seeming objectivity of the heroic detective’s ‘eye’, with which he identified criminal traits and tracked fragments of evidence. However, at the same time as the police were adopting greater use of lenses, other senses were also enrolled into the...

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...objective pursuit of criminological knowledge. In particular, the nose, or rather, the canine nose.

This lecture looks at the ways in which specific ideas regarding the aroma of criminality intertwined with established co-dependencies between humans and dogs in the production of new criminological tools such as the ‘bloodhound’. This lecture will explore the special significance of dogs in 19th century policing – as objective detectives of criminal miasma – and trace the evolving use of sniffer dogs throughout the 20th and into 21st century forms of olfactory surveillance.

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Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

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University Taster Course Programme - University taster courses for prospective undergraduate students

Choose from over a hundred courses in multiple subject areas at numerous universities in and around London.

The Taster Course Programme provides year 12 sixth form students with a taste of what life at a university in London is like. Through your chosen taster course you will experience the different teaching methods used by university academics and gain an insight into the additional facilities available, whilst meeting students from across the UK.

All our taster courses are free to attend and you can choose a course from a variety of subjects taking place at the numerous participating universities. Courses range from voice and drama, to medicine and nursing, to computing and business.




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