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Politics of Vision in the Carceral State: Legibility and Looking in Hostile Territory  

Ashley Hunt

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Oct 2017
As we begin to think about the United States as a carceral state, this means that the scale of incarceration practices have grown so great within it that they have a determining effect on ... More

Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Justice in Popular Culture  

Greta Olson

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Oct 2017
A discussion of feminist perspectives on crime and criminal justice in popular culture has to begin by pointing out that pop culture itself has traditionally been gendered as feminine. As ... More

Social Media, Vigilantism and Indigenous People in Australia  

Chris Cunneen and Sophie Russell

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Sep 2017
The pervasiveness and prominence of mass media are key features of contemporary societies. Nowhere is this more relevant than when we look at the ubiquity of social media. In recent years, ... More

Narrative Criminology: Crime as Produced by and Re-Lived Through Narratives  

Alfredo Verde

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Sep 2017
The origins of “narrative criminology”—meaning not so much the utilization of the narratives of (and on) criminals as the awareness of the importance of the narratives themselves and how ... More

Miscarriages of Justice  

Randall Grometstein

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Sep 2017
Miscarriages of justice, also called wrongful convictions and errors of justice (Forst, 2004), have long been a subject of popular interest. Traditional ballads and stories recounted the ... More

Infanticide in 19th-Century England  

Nicolá Goc

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Sep 2017
Throughout the history of journalism the notion of a mother killing her infant child—committing an act of infanticide—has always been high on the news values scale. In the 19th century, ... More

Images of Alternative Justice: The Alternative of Restorative Justice  

Brunilda Pali

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Sep 2017
This article analyzes the tension created between the lack of images and the imagination of alternative justice from the particular perspective of “restorative justice.” The most sustained ... More

Green Criminology, Culture, and Cinema  

Bill McClanahan, Avi Brisman, and Nigel South

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Sep 2017
Since first proposed by Brisman and South, green cultural criminology has sought to interrogate human-environment interactions in order to locate meaning. Within the broad framework of ... More

Foucault and the Visual Reconstitution of Criminological Knowledge  

Stephen Pfohl

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Sep 2017
Criminology began as a speculative historical discourse about lawbreaking. Guided by the classical utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and Cesare Beccaria, criminology in the late ... More

Folk Heroes and Folk Devils: The Janus Face of the Robber in Popular Culture  

Simon Hallsworth

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Sep 2017
In this study of how the street robber has been positioned in popular culture, two starkly opposite views are presented on how this figure has been represented: namely, as folk devil and ... More

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