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Visual Criminology

Bill McClanahan


From its earliest days, criminology has been a visual discipline, and the processes of the visual remain significant in the production and configuration of harm, crime, and justice. Reflecting the foundational power of the image, contemporary criminological and social theory are increasingly engaging with the processes and products of the visual from fine art to popular digital cultures. Following a longstanding and critical theoretical interest in the politics of meaning and the ways that our understandings of the phenomena of crime and justice shape (and are shaped-by) their cultural meaning ... More

Keywords: Visual Culture, Theory, Methods, Prison, Police Power, Police, Drugs, Environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529207446
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529207446.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bill McClanahan, author
Eastern Kentucky University