Capturing crime, criminals and the public’s imagination: Assembling Crime Stoppers and CCTV surveillance

@article{Lippert2010CapturingCC,
  title={Capturing crime, criminals and the public’s imagination: Assembling Crime Stoppers and CCTV surveillance},
  author={Randy K. Lippert and Blair Wilkinson},
  journal={Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={131 - 152}
}
This article explores Crime Stoppers’ use of CCTV images as a node of a surveillant assemblage via analysis of a sample of Crime Stoppers advertisements deploying CCTV images supplemented by interviews and other qualitative procedures. Advertisements using images are becoming more prevalent and rely on complex textual narratives and the CCTV image format to construct crime for public consumption to generate ‘tips’. The advertisements capture a narrow range of ‘street crime’ to the benefit of… Expand
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