The Unconventional Methods of Cultural Criminology

@article{Kane2004TheUM,
  title={The Unconventional Methods of Cultural Criminology},
  author={Stephanie C. Kane},
  journal={Theoretical Criminology},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={303 - 321}
}
  • S. Kane
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Sociology
  • Theoretical Criminology
This essay is about (a) the dilemmas of doing cultural criminology and (b) the importance of reading criminology through culture. Drawing from the author’s research, it presents three tropes of culture-work on crime (village, city street and media), attending to the implications of the observer’s documentary presence. While describing rules, logics and practices that compose the bundle of habits and inventions we call methods, I highlight the ways in which methods are differentially situated… 
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