Seminar 5: Images of Crime Control and Criminal Justice – Friday October 24th, 2014

Visual Criminology:

Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Image
with support from the ESRC

grant reference: ES/J022381/1


When and Where?

Friday October 24th, 2014 at Keele University, Claus Moser Building, Room CM 0.12 (car parking available if you contact the organisers in advance)





But please inform Ronnie Lippens ( if you are planning to attend this seminar as space will be limited.



How to find Keele University?

Please check this link for travel directions by car and train:



The Seminar:

11.30 – 11.45 a.m.

Ronnie Lippens (Keele University, UK),



11.45 – 12.30 p.m.

Rex Bloomstein (University of Leicester, UK), film maker

Crime and the camera


12.30 –13.30 p.m.

Stephen Pfohl (Boston College, USA)

Fascinated receptivity and the visual unconscious of crime.

Mark Hamm (Indiana State University, USA)

Visual images and criminal cues

13.30 –14.30 p.m.

Lunch break

14.30 – 15.30 p.m

Tony Kearon (Keele University, UK)

The chavs are looting Argos, all’s well with the world. The role of the visual in the restoration of social order.

Roy Coleman (University of Liverpool, UK)

Images of urban order. The State and synoptic power.

15.30 – 16.30 p.m.

Luigi Gariglio (Oxford University, UK)

Just images? Visual methods in prison ethnography.

Yvonne Jewkes (University of Leicester, UK)

Fear-suffused environments. The visual aesthetics and anaesthetics of prison architecture and design.

16.30 – 16.45 p.m.

Short Break

16.45 – 17.45 p.m.

Thomas Giddens (Saint Mary’s University College, UK)

Crime, philosophy and the streets of Gotham. Idealised and phenomenal (graphic) justice in Batman comics.

Majid Yar (University of Hull, UK)

Imaginaries of crime, fantasies of justice. Popular criminology and the figure of the superhero.

17.45 – 18.45 p.m.

Lisa Wade (University of Essex, UK)

Just des(s)erts? Crime and Punishment in the Italian Last Judgement

Nathan Moore (Birkbeck College, UK)

The image of nothing. On the actuarial value of what we don’t know.

18.45: End


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