A bicycle is stolen, it later reappears in another place. A likely explanation is that the bicycle was unlawfully moved (as a unified and coherent macro-collection of atoms and molecules) by the thief. But not all criminologists are happy with such broad-brushed Newtonian descriptions of events. Take for example professor Dragan Milovanovic of Northeastern Illinois University, US, who points out that :
“Criminology is missing a subject. It is time to consider new tools for inquiry. We don’t look far to see the failures of our criminal justice system. We need to move forward with a new sense of urgency and conviction.”
Thus the professor introduces, for the first time, the concept of Quantum Holographic Critical Criminology in the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, July, 2013, Vol. 5(2): pp. 1 – 29.
“Quantum holographic theory is offering novel understandings well understood in other disciplines. It is time for the process-information paradigm to be addressed in criminology and the social sciences.”
The paper considers the criminological implications of “backward time referral” along with “spin networks” and “molar assemblages”. In doing so, it not only cites the works of Freud, Deleuze, Guattari, Lacan, Delanda, Bruza, Kitto, Dirac, Marcer, Schempp, and Bergson, but also Einstein, de Broglie, Schroedinger, Jung, Penrose, Wheeler, Pribram, Witten, Erikson and many more.
[Note: Given the extremely enigmatic nature of any quantum-based inquiry, it’s fitting, perhaps inevitable, that the key points of such a concept are hard (for us) to summarize in a simple way. Thus, Improbable strongly encourages readers to read the full paper via the link above. Please feel free to comment if you can provide a summary for us (limit 140 characters)]