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Imagining Crime / Edition 1

Imagining Crime / Edition 1

by Alison Young
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This book offers an original and challenging reading of the 'crimino-legal complex' - criminology, criminal justice, criminal law, the media and everyday experiences - in the light of cultural studies and feminist theory.

Through an exploration of the crisis engendered by the failure of the crimino-legal complex to solve the problems of crime and criminality, Alison Young exposes the cultural dimension of its institutions and practices. She analyzes the far-reaching effects of the cultural value given to crime, showing it to be rooted in a powerful nexus of the body, language, the community and everyday life.

Imagining Crime examines a number of key events and issues which have signalled shifts in th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803986237
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/27/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Alison Young is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Criminology at Melbourne University. She is author of Femininity in Dissent (1990, Routledge) and has also written numerous articles on the intersections of law, criminology and feminist theory. Her current research concerns art as a mode of criminal and deviant expression.

Table of Contents

Textual Outlaws and Criminal Conversations
Criminology and the Question of Feminism
The Universal Victim and the Body in Crisis
The Scene of the Crime
Reading the Justice of Detective Fiction
The Bulger Case and the Trauma of the Visible
Criminological Concordats
On the Single Mother and the Criminal Child
Fatal Frames
HIV/AIDS as Spectacle in Criminal Justice
The Imagination of Crime

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