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Narrative criminology : understanding stories of crime

Author: Lois Presser; Sveinung Sandberg
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2015]
Series: Alternative criminology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories are much more than a means of communication--stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In Narrative Criminology, prominent scholars from across the academy and around the world examine stories that animate offending. From an examination of how criminals understand certain types of crime to be less moral than others, to how violent offenders and drug users  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Presser; Sveinung Sandberg
ISBN: 9781479876778 1479876771 9781479823413 1479823414 9781479895731 1479895733
OCLC Number: 893452398
Description: x, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword : Narrative criminology as the new mainstream / Shadd Maruna --
Introduction : What is the story? / Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg --
The rapist and the proper criminal : the exclusion of immoral others as narrative work on the self / Thomas Ugelvik --
In search of respectability : narrative practice in a women's prison in Quito, Ecuador / Jennifer Fleetwood --
Gendered narratives of self, addiction, and recovery among women methamphetamine users / Jody Miller, Kristin Carbone-Lopez, and Mikh V. Gunderman --
Moral habilitation and the new normal : sexual offender narratives of posttreatment community integration / Janice Victor and James B. Waldram --
"The race of pale men should increase and multiply" : religious narratives and Indian removal / Robert M. Keeton --
Meeting the Djinn : stories of drug use, bad trips, and addiction / Sveinung Sandberg and Sébastien Tutenges --
Telling moments : narrative hot spots in accounts of criminal acts / Patricia E. O'Connor --
The shifting narratives of violent offenders / Fiona Brookman --
Narrative criminology and cultural criminology : shared biographies, different lives? / Kester Aspden and Keith J. Hayward --
Narratives of tax evasion : the cultural legitimacy of harmful behavior / Carlo Tognato --
Conclusion : Where to now? / Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg.
Series Title: Alternative criminology series.
Responsibility: edited by Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg.
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Stories are much more than a means of communication--stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In Narrative Criminology, prominent scholars from across the academy and around the world examine stories that animate offending. From an examination of how criminals understand certain types of crime to be less moral than others, to how violent offenders and drug users each come to understand or resist their identity as 'criminals', to how cultural narratives motivate genocidal action, the case studies in this book cover a wide array of crimes and justice systems throughout the world. The contributors uncover the narratives at the center of their essays through qualitative interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, and written archives, and they scrutinize narrative structure and meaning by analyzing genres, plots, metaphors, and other components of storytelling. In doing so, they reveal the cognitive, ideological, and institutional mechanisms by which narratives promote harmful action. Finally, they consider how offenders' narratives are linked to and emerge from those of conventional society or specific subcultures. Each chapter reveals important insights and elements for the development of a framework of narrative criminology as an important approach for understanding crime and criminal justice. An unprecedented and landmark collection, Narrative Criminology opens the door for an exciting new field of study on the role of stories in motivating and legitimizing harm. -- Provided by publisher.

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Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg are onto something with this smart, beautifully organized collection of rich essays, each showing the importance of the & narrative turn not only to sociology and Read more...

 
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