, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 523–526 | Cite as

A review of actor-network theory and crime studies

D. Robert and M. Dufresne: Actor-network theory and crime studies: Explorations in science and technology. Oxon, UK and New York, USA: Routledge, 2106, 145pp, US$84.67 HB
  • Stacey L. ClouseEmail author
Book Review

Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology is comprised of nine scholarly articles utilizing actor-network theory (ANT) to expand upon research in the field of criminal justice. The anthology is clustered into three sections: a relational approach to actors in a network, interaction between the human and non-human, and the production of crime facts and science (Robert and Dufresne 2016a, b); each applying various methodological approaches while grounded in several theories, in addition to ANT. The sections merge concepts of crime with ANT to explain how the developed network between entities is where the actual power lies.

The first section of the reader focuses on the power of relational beings to demonstrate the relationship between the human and non-human. As such, Douillet and Dumoulin’s (2015) research on CCTV development attempts to understand the spread of CCTVs through an actor network perspective by examining public policy coupled with...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nevada, Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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