•Using the story of childhood wizard Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling to examine how “Zones of Shade” impact anti-social and criminal behavior in American society. •This examination is conducted through the eyes of political theorist Michel Foucault (Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison, 1975). •Examples from the Harry Potter series will be presented and examined to explain many current social ills in America. •Special interest will be given to connections with political and social rhetoric about crime and justice.
Crews, G. A., & Crews, G. A. (2014, November). Harry Potter and Zones of Shade: Using Contemporary Literature to Examine the Impacts of Social Control. 2014 American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA.