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Critical Criminology and Literary Criticism

Rafe McGregor


There is increasing pressure on the humanities to justify their value and on criminology to undertake interdisciplinary research. In this book, the author establishes a new interdisciplinary methodology, ‘criminological criticism’, harnessing the synergy between literary studies and critical criminology to produce genuine interventions in social reality. The author practices criminological criticism on George Miller' Mad Max: Fury Road, Prime Video's Carnival Row, and J.K. Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling, demonstrating how these popular allegories provide insights into the harms of sexism, raci ... More

Keywords: criminology, social reality, interventions, criminological criticism, sexism, racism, class prejudice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781529219678
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529219678.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rafe McGregor, author
Edge Hill University