WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Nebraska Union, 1400 R Street (room to be posted)
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 6, 2003 -- An Oct. 22 lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will examine organized crime in Singapore.
Narayanan Ganapathy, a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor at UNL and an assistant professor of sociology at the National University of Singapore, will describe the evolution and manifestation of the social disciplinary model of policing in Singapore. The lecture is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St. It is free and open to the public (room to be posted).
Ganapathy will discuss how the model ignores concern for both legal and factual guilt and concentrates instead on the task of subjugating sections of society who are viewed as "anti-police," particularly gangs of Indians and Malays. Ganapathy will argue that the experiences of those gang members have to be set in the context of the symbiotic relationship that has historically existed between the state police and institutionalized Chinese triad societies, a relationship that has been largely responsible for the reproduction of social order in the criminal underworld.
Minority gangs are considered a "problem population" by the state because they threaten the symbiotic relationship between the police and the triad societies as well as the power-sharing structure of the criminal underworld. Ganapathy will argue that the social disciplinary model of policing is used to marginalize the strength of the minority gangs.
Ganapathy teaches criminology at the National University of Singapore, focusing on the policing of marital violence. His research areas include policing of gangs, criminal subcultures, victim experiences of policing in domestic violence, juvenile justice, victims and restitutive models of justice and police subculture. He serves as an academic consultant to the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Prison Service.
CONTACT: Chris Eskridge, Professor, Criminal Justice, (402) 472-2903
Posted by Tom Simons, Office of University Communications
Phone: (402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825