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Visual Criminology

By Bill McClanahan

Published

Jul 16, 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529207446

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 16, 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529207477

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

Jul 16, 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529207477

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Visual Criminology

From fine art to popular digital culture, criminologists are increasingly engaged in the processes of the visual.

In this pioneering work, Bill McClanahan provides a concise and lively overview of the origins and contemporary role of visual criminology. Detailing and employing the most prominent approaches at work in visual criminology, this book explores the visual perspective in relation to prisons, police, the environment, and drugs, while noting the complex social and ethical implications embedded in visual research.

This original book broadens the horizons of criminological engagement and reveals how visual criminology offers new and critical ways to understand and theorize crime and harm.

"In this concise, innovative, accessible, and provocative book Bill McClanahan opens up a new vision for criminological inquiry. Original, bold and ambitious – this is an important and timely book that is a pleasure to read." Eamonn Carrabine, University of Essex

"McClanahan argues for the critical place of the image in criminological research and thinks through the what and the how of visual criminology with theoretical rigour and conceptual flair." Alison Young, University of Melbourne

"The definitive primer for visual criminology has arrived, one that moves us beyond the image to the work of encounter, engagement, contestation. Get this book and teach it now.” Michelle Brown, University of Tennessee

Bill McClanahan is Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University, US. He writes at the intersection(s) of ecology, police, and visual culture.

Introducing Visual Criminology

The Visual in Social Science

Visual Methods in Criminology

Environmental Harm and the Visual

Drugs and the Visual

Punishment, Prisons, and the Visual

Police and the Visual

New Horizons in Visual Criminology