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Imaginative Criminology: Of Spaces Past, Present and Future

Lizzie Seal and Maggie O'Neill


This distinctive and engaging book proposes an imaginative criminology, focusing on how spaces of transgression are lived, portrayed and imagined. These include spaces of control or confinement, including prison and borders, and spaces of resistance. Examples range from camps where asylum seekers and migrants are confined to the exploration of deviant identities and the imagined spaces of surveillance and control in young adult fiction. Drawing on oral history, fictive portrayals, walking methodologies, and ethnographic and arts-based research, the book pays attention to issues of gender, sexu ... More

Keywords: imaginary, transgression, space, representation, lived experience, creative methodologies, cultural, walking methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529202687
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529202687.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lizzie Seal, author
University of Sussex

Maggie O'Neill, author
University of Cork