Reading Group




An invitation by CSC’s members regarding the 2nd round of book studying and reading.


“A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us”

-Franz Kafka, Letter to Oskar Pollak (27-01-1904)

The CSC Reading Group is a new initiative looking forward to meaningful dialogue with classical theoretical texts from the field of criminology. The projects that have been selected are to be discussed in detail (in their original version, without summaries or fragmentary references) by the members of the group, cultivating a fruitful interaction between the attendees. Consequently, this will encourage the interdisciplinary linking of criminology with relevant fields of the social sciences and humanities. Therefore, the program aims at the theoretical empowerment through in-depth reflection (critical remarks, exchanges of views and arguments, etc.), as well as at a wide coverage of our cognitive subject (which grosso modo is not different from the man and the societies he constructs). Finally, it is very likely that -in addition to the aforementioned scheme- other activities will take place (eg screenings of films, workshops, examination of some case studies, publications, seminars with the final findings of the members, inclusion of important academic articles in the field etc.).

Creating a reading group at CSC was carried out at the initiative of Nikos Karagiannis (Lawyer, MA in Criminology), who also undertook the coordination. The meetings will take place once every two weeks while the inaugural meeting will happen in October (the briefing will be posted shortly). The duration of the sessions is estimated at around three hours, but this can be further calibrated during their exercise.

Then, with regards to the structure of the meetings, it is agreed that there should be an initial suggestion (from anyone willing to undertake it) as a summary and evaluation of the relevant chapter, which we are called upon to prepare in the meantime. Our goal is that a member will always initiate (depending on the availability) to introduce us to a debate (for example, highlighting which passages are the most appropriate for our conversations, what are problematic, what a tricky one, what it is worth reading readily and verbatim through the book, and so on).

If you are interested in joining the above team, contact us until 28/02/2019 by sending an email to

Information: phone: +306908233371 /+306948591604

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