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Transgressive Imaginations

Crime, Deviance and Culture

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  • © 2012


Part of the book series: Critical Criminological Perspectives (CCRP)

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This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)


"[This book] clearly locates itself within the field of cultural criminology and makes a distinctive and fresh contribution to the field. Given the authors' trans-disciplinary approach, researchers and students of working in gender, media and film studies will also find a host of important insights here." - British Journal of Criminology

Authors and Affiliations

  • Durham University, UK

    Maggie O’Neill, Lizzie Seal

About the authors

MAGGIE O'NEILL Reader in Criminology at Durham University, UK. Her previous publications include Sex Work Now (co-edited with R. Campbell), Prostitution and Feminism, Prostitution: A Reader (co-edited with R. Matthews), Asylum, Migration and Community and Adorno, Culture and Feminism.
LIZZIE SEAL Lecturer in Criminology at Durham University, UK.Her previous publications include Women, Murder and Femininity: Gender Representations of Women Who Kill. She is currently researching public responses to the death penalty in England and Wales.

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