Celebrity Culture and Crime

The Joy of Transgression

  • Ruth Penfold-Mounce

Part of the Cultural Criminology book series (CUC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ruth Penfold-Mounce
    Pages 12-37
  3. Ruth Penfold-Mounce
    Pages 63-93
  4. Ruth Penfold-Mounce
    Pages 94-113
  5. Ruth Penfold-Mounce
    Pages 114-139
  6. Ruth Penfold-Mounce
    Pages 140-177
  7. Ruth Penfold-Mounce
    Pages 178-183
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 184-196

About this book


In the 21st century celebrities and celebrity culture thrives. This book explores the much noted but little analyzed relationship between celebrity and crime. Criminals who become celebrities and celebrities who become criminals are examined, drawing on Foucault's theory of governance.


crime criminology culture evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Ruth Penfold-Mounce
    • 1
  1. 1.University of YorkUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230248304
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30965-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24830-4
  • About this book