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    Cultural Criminology is a theoretical, methodological, and interventionist approach to the study of crime and deviance that places criminality and its control in the context of culture; that is, it views crime and the agencies and institutions of crime control as cultural products—as creative constructs. Cultural criminologists focus relentlessly on the continuous generation of meaning around interaction: rules created, rules broken, a constant interplay of moral entrepreneurship, political innovation, and transgression. Indeed, Cultural Criminology is now a well-established—if heterogeneous and contentious—field of study. The work of cultural criminologists supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. As the field continues to flourish as never before, this new title from Routledge, edited by a distinguished scholar with an international reputation, meets the need for an authoritative, one-stop reference work to make sense of the wide range of approaches, theories, and concepts that have informed Cultural Criminology.

    In four volumes, the collection assembles the best and most influential contributions made by cultural criminologists from around the world. The gathered works cover not only the history and antecedents of Cultural Criminology and cutting-edge theories, but also explore a variety of research methods used by leading scholars in the field and the rich data generated by their rigorous empirical work.

    With a full index, together with a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Cultural Criminology is an essential work of reference. The collection will be particularly useful as a database allowing scattered and often fugitive material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. For researchers, students, and policy-makers, it is an essential one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

    Volume I: The Emergence of Cultural Criminology


    Part 1: Precursor Resources

    1. Jack Katz, ‘Righteous Slaughter’, in Seductions of Crime, (NY: Basic Books, 1988), pp. 12-51.
    2. Jeff Ferrell, ‘Making Sense of Crime: Review Essay on Jack Katz’s Seductions of Crime', Social Justice, 19, 3, 1992, pp. 110-123.
    3. P. O’Malley and S. Mugford, ‘Crime, Excitement and Modernity’, in G. Barak (ed.), Varieties of Criminology: Readings from a Dynamic Discipline, (Westport: Praeger, 1994), pp. 189-211.
    4. Bart Van Hoorebeeck, ‘Prospects for Reconstructing Aetiology’, Theoretical Criminology, 1, 4, 1997, pp. 501-518.
    5. Elliott Currie, ‘Market, Crime and Community: Toward a Mid-range Theory of Post-industrial Violence’, Theoretical Criminology, 1, 2, 1991, pp. 147-172.
    6. Jock Young, ‘From Inclusive to Exclusive society’, in The Exclusive Society, (London: Sage, 1999), pp. 1-29.
    7. M. Davis, ‘Fortress Los Angeles: the Militarization of Urban Space’, in M. Sorkin (ed.), Variations on a Theme Park, (New York: Hill and Wang, 1992), pp. 154-180.
    8. P. Manning, ‘Media Loops’, in F. Bailey and D. Hale (eds.) Popular Culture, Crime and Justice, (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1988), pp. 25-39.
    9. Angela McRobbie and Sarah Thornton, ‘Rethinking ‘Moral Panic’ for Multi-mediated Social Worlds’, British Journal of Sociology, 46, 4, 1995, pp. 559-574.
    10. M. Chesney-Lind, ‘Media Misogyny: Demonizing "Violent" Girls and Women’, in J. Ferrell and N. Websdale (eds.), Making Trouble: Cultural Constructions of Crime, Deviance, and Control, (NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1999), pp. 115-140.
    11. Nicole Rafter, ‘Why They Went Bad: Criminology in Crime Films’, in Shots in the Mirror, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 47-70.
    12. Peter Stallybrass and Allon White, ‘Introduction’, in The Politics and Poetics of Transgression, (London: Methuen, 1986), pp. 1-26.
    13. Stephen Lyng, ‘Edgework’, American Journal of Sociology, 95, 4, 1988, pp. 851-886.
    14. J. Ferrell, ‘Confronting the Agenda of Authority: Critical Criminology, Anarchism, and Urban Graffiti’, in G. Barak (ed.), Varieties of Criminology: Readings From a Dynamic Discipline, (Westport: Praeger, 1994), pp. 161-178.
    15. Jeff Ferrell, "Criminological Verstehen: Inside the Immediacy of Crime," Justice Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 1, March 1997 pp 3-23.
    16. Part 2: Foundational Statements

    17. J. Ferrell and C. Sanders. ‘Toward a Cultural Criminology’, in J. Ferrell and C. Sanders (eds.) Cultural Criminology, (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995, pp. 297-326.
    18. Jeff Ferrell, ‘Cultural Criminology’, Annual Review of Sociology, 25, 1999, pp. 395-418.
    19. S. Redhead, ‘Cultural Criminology’, in S. Redhead (ed.), Unpopular Cultures: the Birth of Law and Popular Culture, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995), pp. 33-46.
    20. Mike Presdee, ‘Cultural Criminology’, in Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime, (London: Routledge, 2000), pp. 15-30.
    21. M. Fenwick and K. J Hayward, ‘Youth Crime, Excitement and Consumer Culture: the Reconstruction of Aetiology in Contemporary Theoretical Criminology’ in J. Pickford (ed.) Youth Justice: theory and Practice, (London: Cavendish, 2000), pp. 31-50.
    22. C. Banks, ‘Developing Cultural Specificity for a Cultural Criminology’, in C. Banks (ed.) Developing Cultural Criminology, (Sydney: Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney, 2000), pp. 15-30.

      Volume II: Core Readings, Key Themes

    24. K. J. Hayward and J. Young, ‘Cultural Criminology’, in M. Maguire, R. Morgan, and R. Reiner (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, Fifth Edition, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 113-137.
    25. Jeff Ferrell, ‘Cultural criminology and the politics of meaning’, Critical Criminology, 21, 2013, pp. 257-271.
    26. Mike Presdee, ‘Cultural Criminology: the Long and Winding Road’, Theoretical Criminology, 8, 3, 2004, pp. 275-285.
    27. Keith J. Hayward, ‘Crime, Consumer Culture and the Urban Experience’, in City Limits: Crime, Consumer Culture and the Urban Experience, London: GlassHouse, 2004), pp. 147-194.
    28. Jock Young, ‘Merton with Energy, Katz with Structure’, Theoretical Criminology, 7, 3, 2003, pp. 389-414.
    29. Keith J. Hayward, ‘Situational Crime Prevention and its Discontents: Rational Choice Theory Versus the ‘Culture of Now’’, Social Policy and Administration, 41, 3, 2007, pp. 232-250.
    30. J. Ferrell, ‘Style Matters: Criminal Identity and Social Control’, in J. Ferrell and C. R. Sanders (eds.), Cultural Criminology, (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995), pp. 169-189.
    31. J. Miller, ‘Struggles Over the Symbolic: Criminal Identity and Social Control’, in J. Ferrell and C. R. Sanders (eds.), Cultural Criminology, (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995), pp. 213-234.
    32. Valli Rajah, ‘Resistance as Edgework in Violent Intimate Relationships of Drug-involved Women’, The British Journal of Criminology, 47, 2, 2007, pp. 196-213
    33. C. Cunneen and J. Stubbs, ‘Cultural Criminology and Engagement with Race, Gender and Post-colonial Identities,’ in J. Ferrell, K. J. Hayward, W. Morrison, M. Presdee (eds.) Cultural Criminology Unleashed, (London: GlassHouse, 2004), pp. 97-108.
    34. Mark Hamm, ‘High Crimes and Misdemeanours: George W Bush and the Sins of Abu Ghraib’, Crime, Media, Culture 3, 3, 2007, pp. 259-284.
    35. Jeff Ferrell, ‘Speed Kills’, Critical Criminology, 11, 3, 2003, pp. 185-198.
    36. Wayne Morrison, ‘Reflections with Memories: Everyday Photography Capturing Genocide’, Theoretical Criminology, 8, 3, 2004, pp. 341-358.
    37. P. Carney, ‘Crime, Punishment and the force of the Photographic Spectacle’, in K. J. Hayward and M. Presdee (eds.) Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image, (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 17-35.
    38. Alison Young, ‘The Crime-image’, in The Scene of Violence: Cinema, Crime, Affect, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), pp. 1-20.
    39. Keith J. Hayward, ‘Five Spaces of Cultural Criminology’, The British Journal of Criminology, 52, 3, 2012, pp. 441-462.
    40. Steve Hall and Simon Winlow, ‘Cultural Criminology and Primitive Accumulation: A Formal Introduction for Two Strangers Who Should Really Become More Intimate’, Crime, Media, Culture, 3, 1, 2007, pp. 82-90.
    41. Jeff Ferrell, ‘For a Ruthless Cultural Criticism of Everything Existing’, Crime, Media, Culture, 3, 1, 2007, pp. 91-100.
    42. Volume III: Research Methods and Critical Approaches

    43. Jeff Ferrell, Keith J. Hayward, and Jock Young, ‘Against Criminological Method’, in Cultural Criminology: An Invitation, Second Edition, (London: Sage, 2015), pp. 184-208.
    44. J. Young, ‘Closing Down the Imagination’, in The Criminological Imagination, Oxford: Polity. (Oxford: Polity, 2011) pp. 10-23.
    45. J. Ferrell, ‘Cultural Criminology as Qualitative Method and Qualitative Theory’, in J. Miller and W. Palacios (eds.), Advances in Criminological Theory: The Value of Qualitative Research for Advancing Criminological Theory, (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction, 2014, forthcoming).
    46. Dwight Conquergood, ‘Rethinking Ethnography: Towards a Critical Cultural Politics’, Communications Monographs, 58, 1991, pp. 179-194.
    47. Jack Katz, ‘Start Here: Social Ontology and Research Strategy’, Theoretical Criminology, 6, 3, 2002, pp. 255-278.
    48. S. Kane, ‘Reversing the Ethnographic Gaze: Experiments in Cultural Criminology’, in J. Ferrell and M. Hamm (eds.), Ethnography at the Edge: Crime, Deviance, and Field Research, (Boston: Northeastern, 1998), pp. 132-145.
    49. S. Lyng, ‘Dangerous Methods: Risk Taking and the Research Process’, in J. Ferrell and M. Hamm (eds.), Ethnography at the Edge: Crime, Deviance, and Field Research, (Boston: Northeastern, 1998), pp. 221-251.
    50. P. Kraska, ‘Enjoy Militarism: Political/Personal Dilemmas in Studying U.S. Police Paramilitary Units’, in J. Ferrell and M. Hamm (eds.), Ethnography at the Edge: Crime, Deviance, and Field Research, (Boston: Northeastern, 1998), pp. 88-110.
    51. Charis Kubrin, ‘Gangsta, Thugs and Hustlas: Identity and the Code of the Street in Rap Music,’ Social Problems, 53, 3, 2005, pp. 360-378.
    52. F. Measham, ‘Drug and Alcohol Research: the Case for Cultural Criminology’, in J. Ferrell, K. J. Hayward, W. Morrison, M. Presdee (eds.) Cultural Criminology Unleashed, (London: GlassHouse, 2004), pp. 207-218.
    53. Carl Root, Jeff Ferrell, and Wilson Palacios, ‘Brutal Serendipity: Criminological Verstehen and Victimization’, Critical Criminology, 21, 2, 2013, pp. 141-155.
    54. M. S. Hamm, ‘Doing Terrorism Research in the Dark Ages: Confessions of a Bottom Dog’, in S. Lyng (ed.) Edgework: The Sociology of Risk-Taking, (New York: Routledge, 2005), pp.273-291.
    55. Simon Winlow and Steve Hall ‘What is an ‘Ethics Committee’?: Academic Governance in an Epoch of Belief and Incredulity’, The British Journal of Criminology, 52, 2, 2012, pp. 400-416.
    56. Marc Schuilenburg, Richard Starling, and René van Swaaningen, ‘Cultural Criminology Going Dutch: On Culture, Methodology and Research Agendas’, pp. 1-23.
    57. J. Ferrell and C. Van de Voorde, ‘The Decisive Moment: Documentary Photography and Cultural Criminology’, in K. J. Hayward and M. Presdee, (eds.) Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image, (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 36-51.
    58. M. Yar, ‘Cultural Criminology Goes to the Movies’, in K. J. Hayward and M. Presdee, (eds.) Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image, (London: Routledge, 2010), pp. 68-81.
    59. Judah Schept, ‘(Un) seeing Like a Prison: Counter-visual Ethnography of the Carceral State’, Theoretical Criminology, 18, 2, 2014, pp. 198-223.
    60. David Redmon, ‘Documentary Criminology: Expanding the criminological imagination with "Mardi Gras – Made in China" as a Case Study’, Societies, 5, 2015, 425-441.
    61. Volume IV: New Directions

    62. Avi Brisman and Nigel South, ‘A Green-Cultural Criminology: an Exploratory Outline’, Crime, Media, Culture, 9, 2, 2013, pp. 115-135.
    63. Oliver Smith and Thomas Raymen, ‘Deviant Leisure: a Criminological Perspective’, Theoretical Criminology, Forthcoming, pp. 1-20.
    64. Keith Hayward and Marc Schuilenburg. ‘To Resist = to Create?: Some Thoughts on the Concept of Resistance in Cultural Criminology’, Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 4, 1, 2014, pp. 245-260.
    65. Eamonn Carrabine, ‘Just Images: Aesthetics, Ethics and Visual Criminology’, The British Journal of Criminology, 52, 3, 2012, pp. 469-483.
    66. Michelle Brown, 'Visual Criminology and Carceral Studies: Counter Images in the Carceral Age', Theoretical Criminology, 18, 2, 2014, pp. 176-197.
    67. Majid Yar, ‘Crime, Media and the Will-to-representation: Reconsidering Relationships in the New Media Age’, Crime, Media, Culture, 8, 3, 2012, pp. 245-260.
    68. Sveinung Sandberg and Thomas Ugelvik, ‘Why do offenders tape their crimes? Crime and punishment in the age of the selfie’, British Journal of Criminology, 2016, Advance access, doi:10.1093/bjc/azw056, pp. 1-18.
    69. Jonathan Ilan, ‘From Street Expressivity to Commodifiable Cool’, in Understanding Street Culture: Poverty, Crime, Youth and Cool, (London: Palgrave-Macmillan), pp. 102-125.
    70. Elke Van Hellemont, ‘Gangland Online: Performing the Real Imaginary World of Gangstas and Ghettos in Brussels’, European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Justice, 20, 2012, pp.159-173.
    71. David Brotherton and Luis Barrios, ‘Displacement and Stigma: the Social-Psychological Crisis of the Deportee’, Crime, Media, Culture, 5, 1, 2009, pp. 29-55.
    72. J. M Tauri, ‘Indigenous Critique of Authoritarian Criminology’, in K. Carrington, M. Ball, E. O’Brien, and J. Tauri (eds.) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: International Perspectives, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 1-15.
    73. Joshua R. Klein, ‘Toward a Cultural Criminology of War’, Social Justice, 38, 3, 2011, pp. 86-103.
    74. Simon Cottee and Keith J. Hayward, ‘Terrorist (E)motives: the Existential Attractions of Terrorism’, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 34, 12, 2011, pp. 963-986.
    75. Sveinung Sandberg, Atte Oksanen, Lars Erik Berntzen, and Tomi Kiilakoski, ‘Stories in Action: Cultural Influences of School Shootings on the Terrorist Attacks in Norway’, Critical Studies on Terrorism, 7, 2, 2014, 277-296.
    76. Keith J. Hayward, ‘‘Pantomime Justice’: a Cultural Criminological Analysis of ‘Life Stage Dissolution’’, Crime, Media, Culture, 8, 2, 2012, pp. 213–229.
    77. Travis Linnemann and Don L. Kurtz, ‘Beyond the Ghetto: Police Power, Methamphetamine and the Rural War on Drugs’, Critical Criminology, 22, 3, 2014, pp.340-350.
    78. Maggie O'Neill, ‘Cultural Criminology and Sex Work: Resisting Regulation through Radical Democracy and Participatory Action Research (PAR)’, Journal of Law and Society, 37, 1, 2010, pp. 210-232.
    79. Lizzie Seal, ‘Pussy Riot and Feminist Cultural Criminology: a New ‘Femininity in Dissent’?’ Contemporary Justice Review, 16, 2, 2013, pp. 293-303.
    80. Elaine Campbell, ‘Transgression, Affect and Performance: Choreographing a Politics of Urban Space’, The British Journal of Criminology, 53, 1, 2013, pp. 18-40.
    81. Theo Kindynis, ‘Ripping Up the Map: Criminology and Cartography Revisited’, The British Journal of Criminology, 54, 2, 2014, pp. 222-243.
    82. Simon Cottee, ‘We need to talk about Mohammad: criminology, theistic violence, and the murder of Theo van Gogh’, British Journal of Criminology, 54, 6, 2014, pp. 981-1001.
    83. J. Ferrell, ‘Outline of a Criminology of Drift’, in S. Hall and S. Winlow (eds.) New Directions in Criminological Theory, (Abingdon: Routledge, 2012), pp. 241-256.


    Keith J. Hayward is Professor of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.