Imagining Crime

Imagining Crime

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This book offers an original and challenging reading of the crimino-legal complex' - criminology, criminal justice, criminal law, the media and everyday experiences - in the light of cultural studies and feminist theory. Through an exploration of the crisis engendered by the failure of the crimino-legal complex to solve the problems of crime and criminality, Alison Young exposes the cultural dimension of its institutions and practices. She analyzes the far-reaching effects of the cultural value given to crime, showing it to be rooted in a powerful nexus of the body, language, the community and everyday life. Imagining Crime examines a number of key events and issues which have signalled shifts in the representation of crime. These include: criminology's resistance to feminist intervention; the pleasures of reading detective fiction; ambiguities of victimization and social justice in the city; sacrificial structures in the law's response to conjugal homicide; policing the ethnicity of the illegal' immigrant; defensive responses to the limits of representation in the Bulger affair; the governmental strategies of campaigns against single mothers; and the fatalism of the spectacle of HIV/AIDS in criminal justice policy.Jiles, P. (1986) Sitting in the Club Car Drinking Rum and Karma Cola: A Manual of Etiquette for Ladies Crossing Canada by Train. Winlaw, BC: ... Kofman, S. ( 1985) Freud and the Enigma of Woman: Woman in Freuda#39;s Writings. Ithaca, NY:anbsp;...

Title:Imagining Crime
Author:Dr Alison Young
Publisher:SAGE - 1995-12-18


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