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
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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 ConversationsCriminology and the Question of FeminismThe Universal Victim and the Body in CrisisThe Scene of the Crime Reading the Justice of Detective FictionThe Bulger Case and the Trauma of the VisibleCriminological Concordats On the Single Mother and the Criminal ChildFatal Frames HIV/AIDS as Spectacle in Criminal JusticeAfterthoughts The Imagination of Crime