1st Edition

Cultural Criminology Theories of Crime

Edited By Keith Hayward, Jeff Ferrell Copyright 2011

    Cultural criminology has now emerged as a distinct theoretical perspective, and as a notable intellectual alternative to certain aspects of contemporary criminology. Cultural criminology attempts to theorize the interplay of cultural processes, media practices, and crime; the emotional and embodied dimensions of crime and victimization; the particular characteristics of crime within late modern/late capitalist culture; and the role of criminology itself in constructing the reality of crime. In this sense cultural criminology not only offers innovative theoretical models for making sense of crime, criminality, and crime control, but presents as well a critical theory of criminology as a field of study. This collection is designed to highlight each of these dimensions of cultural criminology - its theoretical foundations, its current theoretical trajectories, and its broader theoretical critiques-by presenting the best of cultural criminological work from the United States, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere.

    Acknowledgements, Series Preface, Introduction, PART I. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS, 1. 'Juvenile Delinquency and Subterranean Values', American Sociological Review, 26, pp. 712-19, 2. 'Moral Entrepreneurs', in Outsiders:Studies in the Sociology of Deviance, New York: The Free Press, pp. 147--63, 3. 'Deviance and Moral Panics', in Folk Devils and Moral Panics, London: Routledge, pp. 1-15; 178-80. (First published 1972 by MacGibbon and Kee Ltd), 4. 'Subcultures, Cultures and Class', in Stuart Hall and Tony Jefferson (eds), Resistance through Rituals: Youth Subcultures in Post-war Britain, London: Hutchinson, pp. 9-74, 5. 'Introduction', in Seductions of Crime, New York: Basic Books, pp. 3-11, PART II. MODELS OF INQUIRY AND CRITIQUE, 6. 'Cultural Criminology', Annual Review of Sociology, 25, pp. 395-418, 7. 'Merton with Energy, Katz with Structure: The Sociology of Vindictiveness and the Criminology of Transgression', Theoretical Criminology, 7, pp. 389-414, 8. 'Boredom, Crime, and Criminology', Theoretical Criminology, 8, pp. 287-302, 9. 'Reversing the Ethnographic Gaze: Experiments in Cultural Criminology', in Jeff Ferrell and MarkS. Hamm (eds), Ethnography at the Edge, Boston: Northeastern University Press, pp. 132-45, PART III. CRIME, MEDIA, AND THE IMAGE, 10. 'Media, Representation, and Meaning: Inside the Hall of Mirrors', in Cultural Criminology: An Invitation, London: Sage, pp. 123-57, 11. 'The Scene ofthe Crime: Is There Such a Thing as Just Looking?', in Keith Hayward and Mike Presdee (eds), Framing Crime: Cultural Criminology and the Image, London: Routledge, pp. 83-97, 12. 'Mapping Discursive Closings in the War on Drugs', Crime, Media, Culture, 3, pp. 11-29, PART IV. THEORIZING CRIME AND THE CITY, 13. 'Fortress Los Angeles: The Militarization of Urban Space', in Michael Sorkin, (ed.), Variations on a Theme Park, New York: Hill and Wang, pp. 154-80; 245, 14. 'Remapping the City: Public Identity, Cultural Space, and Social Justice', Contemporary Justice Review, 4, pp. 161-80, 15. 'Crime Space vs. Cool Space: Breaking Down Broken Windows', in Graffiti Lives, New York: New York University Press, pp. 47-56; 209, PART V. EMOTION, EDGEWORK, AND THE BODY, 16. 'Edgework: A Social Psychological Analysis of Voluntary Risk Taking', American Journal of Sociology, 95, pp. 851-86, 17. 'From Carnival to the Carnival of Crime', in Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime, London: Routledge, pp. 31-56, 18. 'The Body Does Not Lie: Identity, Risk and Trust in Technoculture', Crime, Media, Culture, 2, pp. 143-58, PART VI. MARKETS, CONSUMPTION, AND CRIME, 19. 'Crime, Consumer Culture, and the Urban Experience', in City Limits: Crime, Consumer Culture and the Urban Experience, London: GlassHouse, pp. 147-95, 20. 'Squaring the One Percent: Biker Style and the Selling of Cultural Resistance', in Jeff Ferrell and Clinton Sanders, (eds), Cultural Criminology, Boston: Northeastern University Press, pp. 235-76, 21. 'The Chav Phenomenon: Consumption, Media and the Construction of a New Underclass', Crime, Media, Culture, 2, pp. 9-28, 22. 'Cultural Criminology and Primitive Accumulation' versus Jeff Ferrell, 'For a Ruthless Cultural Criticism of Everything Existing', Crime, Media, Culture, 3, pp. 82-100, Name Index


    Jeff Ferrell is Professor of Sociology, Texas Christian University, USA and Visiting Professor at Kent University, UK and Keith Hayward is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Director of Studies for Criminology at Kent University, UK