Visual Criminology (Routledge Handbook)

International Handbook of Visual Criminology

Michelle Brown and Eamonn Carrabine (eds.)

Oxford: Routledge, 2017, 578 pp. | 22 Color
Illus. | 131 B/W Illus.

Dynamically written and richly
illustrated, the Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology offers
the first foundational primer on visual criminology. Spanning a variety of
media and visual modes, this volume assembles established researchers whose
work is essential to understanding the role of the visual in criminology and
emergent thinkers whose work is taking visual criminology in new directions.

Introducing Visual
Criminology, Michelle Brown and Eamonn Carrabine

Part I: Foundations
– History, Theory Methods

Law, evidence and
representation, Katherine Biber

Social science and
visual culture, Eamonn Carrabine

«We never,
never talked about photography»: Documentary photography, visual
criminology, and method, Jeff Ferrell

Crime films and
visual criminology, Nicole Rafter

Key methods of
visual criminology: An overview of different approaches and their affordances, Luc

Visions of
legitimacy: Public criminology, the image and the legitimation of the carceral
state, Jonathan Simon

Carceral geography
and the spatialization of carceral studies, Dominique Moran

Art and its unruly
histories: Old and new formations, Eamonn Carrabine

Part II: Images and

10.  Making the criminal visible: photography and
criminality, Jonathan Finn

11.  Documentary criminology: A cultural criminological
introduction, Keith Hayward

12.  Going feral: Kamp Katrina as a case study of
documentary criminology, David Redmon

13.  Mediated suffering, Sandra Walklate

14.  Media, popular culture and the lone wolf terrorist:
The evolution of targeting, tactics and violent ideologies, Mark Hamm and
Ramón Spaaij

15.  Representing the pedophile, Steven Kohm

16.  Street art, graffiti and urban aesthetics, Alison

17.  Risky business: Visual representations in corporate
crime films, Gray Cavender and Nancy Jurik

18.  Crimesploitation, Paul Kaplan and Daniel LaChance

Part III: Images
and Criminal Justice

19.  In plain view: Violence and the police image. Travis

20.  The role of the visual in the restoration of social
order, Tony Kearon

21.  Opening a window on probation cultures: A photographic
imagination, Anne Worrall, Nicola Carr and Gwen Robinson

22.  How does the photograph punish?, Phil Carney

23.  The visual retreat of the prison: Non-places for
Non-people, Yvonne Jewkes, Eleanor Slee and Dominique Moran

24.  Pervasive punishment: Experiencing supervision, Wendy
Fitzgibbon, Christine Graebsch and Fergus McNeill

25.  Graphic justice and criminological aesthetics: Visual
criminology on the streets of Gotham, Thomas Giddens

Part IV: Accusing
Images and Images Accused

26.  Staged imagery of killing and torture: Ethical and
normative dimensions of seeing, Lieve Gies

27.  Jus Des(s)erts? Crime and Punishment in the Italian
Last Judgement, Lisa Wade

28.  Visualizing blackness – racializing gameness: Social
inequalities in virtual gaming communities, Jordan Mazurek and Kishonna Gray

29.  Visual power and sovereignty: Indigenous art and
colonialism, Chris Cuneen

30.  Asylum seekers and moving images: Walking, sensorial
encounters and visual criminology, Maggie O’Neill

31.  Visual criminology and cultural memory: The
aestheticization of boat people, Jacqueline Wilson

32.  Seeing and seeing-as: Building a politics of
visibility in criminology, Sarah Armstrong

33.  The concerned criminologist: Refocusing the ethos of
socially committed photographic research, Cécile Van de Voorde

34.  Los Angeles, urban history and neo-noir cinema, Gareth

35.  Against a «humanizing» prison cinema: The
Prison in Twelve Landscapes
and the politics of abolition imagery, Brett

Part V: Future

36.  Fascinated receptivity and the visual unconscious of
crime, Stephen Pfohl

37.  The criminologist as visual scholar in a global
mediascape, Michelle Brown

38.  Sunk capital, sinking prisons, stinking landfills:
Landscape, ideology, visuality and the carceral state in central Appalachia, Judah

39.  Territorial coding in street art and censure: Ernest
Pignon-Ernest’s contribution to visual criminology, Ronnie Lippens

40.  Representations of environmental crime and harm: A
green-cultural criminological perspective on ‘Human-Altered Landscapes’, Avi

41.  There’s no place like home: Encountering crime and
criminality in representations of the domestic, Michael Fiddler

42.  Monstrous nature: A meeting of gothic, green and
cultural criminologies, Nigel South

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Sociology at the University of Tennessee, USA.

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