The Emerald Handbook of Narrative Criminology

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Jennifer Fleetwood, Lois Presser, Sveinung Sandberg, Thomas Ugelvik
Emerald Group Publishing, Oct 7, 2019 - Social Science - 520 pages
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Narrative criminology is an approach to studying crime and other harm that puts stories first. It investigates how such stories are composed, when and why they are told and what their effects are. This edited collection explores the methodological challenges of analysing offenders' stories, but pushes the boundaries of the field to consider the narratives of victims, bystanders and criminal justice professionals.
This Handbook reflects the diversity of methodological approaches employed in narrative criminology. Chapters discuss the practicalities of listening to and observing narratives through ethnographic and observational research, and offer accessible guides to using diverse methodological approaches for listening to and interpreting narrative data.
With contributions from established and emerging scholars from all over the world, and from diverse fields including politics, psychology, sociology and criminology, the Handbook reflects the cutting edge of narrative methodologies for understanding crime, control and victimisation and is an essential resource for academics studying and teaching on narrative criminology.

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Chapter 17
Speaker Audience Timing
Finding Victims in the Narratives of Men Imprisoned for Sex Offences
Narratives of Conviction and the Restorying of Offenders
Police Narratives as Allegories that Shape Police Culture and Behaviour
The Narrative Roles Questionnaire and
1 SSAI Results for 71 Offenders Responses on Roles Questionnaire 349
Implications for Narrative

Eliciting and Countering Narratives
The Place of Tall Tales in Narrative
Using Autobiography for Narrative
The Value of the Visual for Narrative Criminology
1 Chico Stands in the Doorway of His Trailer Sand Mountain Marshall 182
Piranesi and Carceral Landscapes
6 Giovanni Battista Piranesi Carceri plXIII Second State c 1761 212
Narrative Analysis Materiality and my Wifes
Making Sense of Agency Suffering
Chapter 18
Narrative Criminology
Determining What Goes Unsaid in Dominant
Mandatory Prisoner Autobiography in China
Four Forms
Doing Decolonial Intersectional Narrative Analysis
Useful Analytic Questions 484

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Jennifer Fleetwood is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Before that she worked at the University of Leicester and the University of Kent. Her book Drug Mules: Women in the International Cocaine Trade, won the 2015 British Society of Criminology Book Prize. Lois Presser is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, USA. Her research concerns narrative, harm, identity, and restorative justice. She is the author of Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men, Why We Harm, Narrative Criminology (co-edited with Sveinung Sandberg) and Inside Story: How Narratives Drive Mass Harm. Sveinung Sandberg is Professor in Criminology at the University of Oslo, Norway. His research focuses on processes of marginalization, violence, masculinity, illegal drugs, radicalization and social movements often using a narrative or discourse analytical approach. Along with Willy Pedersen, he is the author of Street Capital: Black Cannabis Dealers in a White Welfare State. Thomas Ugelvik is Professor in Criminology at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is the author of Power and Resistance in Prison and the founding co-editor of Incarceration: An International Journal of Imprisonment, Detention and Coercive Confinement (Sage, first volume 2020).

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