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A Criminology Of Narrative Fiction

By Rafe McGregor

Published

6 Jan 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529208054

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

6 Jan 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529208092

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    A Criminology Of Narrative Fiction

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    On our blog: What crime fiction taught us in lockdown

    Criminology has been reluctant to embrace fictional narratives as a tool for understanding, explaining and reducing crime and social harm.

    In this philosophical enquiry, McGregor uses examples from films, television, novels and graphic novels to demonstrate the extensive criminological potential of fiction around the world. Building on previous studies of non-fiction narratives, the book is the first to explore the ways criminological fiction provides knowledge of the causes of crime and social harm.

    For academics, practitioners and students, this is an engaging and thought-provoking critical analysis that establishes a bold new theory of criminological fiction.

    "This is a must read for all those who suspect that crime fiction and related narratives are, very often, at least as insightful as academic work in criminology.”

    Ronnie Lippens, formerly Keele University

    Rafe McGregor is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Edge Hill University.

    Introduction: Narrative, Criminology, and Fiction

    Narrative Criminologies

    Fictional Criminologies

    Phenomenological Criminology

    Counterfactual Criminology

    Mimetic Criminology

    Criminological Cinema

    Conclusion: Criminology Of Narrative Fiction