Visual Criminology: Policing the Image

Justin Ellis1 1Sydney Institute of Criminology. Sydney Law School. University of Sydney NSW Visual representations of police-public encounters are often reduced to a minimum number of parts, with individual motivation seen as the origin of action. This decontexualisation creates space...
  • September 26, 2018
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Alyce McGovern1, Murray Lee2 1School of Social Sciences. Centre for Crime, Law and Justice. UNSW Sydney, 2Sydney Institute of Criminology. Sydney Law School. University of Sydney NSW Popular forms of media are replete with content that depicts crime, law and...
  • September 26, 2018
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Carolyn McKay1, Murray Lee1 1Sydney Institute of Criminology. Sydney Law School. University of Sydney NSW This paper adopts a visual criminological approach to examining the images generated by police body-worn (BWC) camera. While there is growing scholarship regarding the use...
  • September 26, 2018
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Miss Laura Wajnryb McDonald1 1The University Of Sydney, , Australia The digital age has transformed the way the media report on crime with visual instantaneous stories published and shared across multiple platforms. While this may enhance public engagement, there can...
  • August 22, 2018
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Ms Linda Wilken1 1Sydney Institute of Criminology, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia In May 2008, Australian artist Bill Henson attempted to and eventually did exhibit a series of photographs, which included images of a naked young girl....
  • August 21, 2018
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