The Emerald Handbook of Narrative Criminology

Jennifer Fleetwood
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Lois Presser
University of Tennessee, USA

Sveinung Sandberg
University of Oslo, Norway

Thomas Ugelvik
University of Oslo, Norway

Product Details
07 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
520 pages - 152 x 229mm
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.
Introduction; Jennifer Fleetwood, Lois Presser, Sveinung Sandberg, Thomas Ugelvik 
Part 1: Collecting Stories

Observations and fieldwork

Chapter 2: Narrative ethnography under pressure: Researching storytelling on the street; Sébastien Tutenges
Chapter 3: Storied Justice: The Narrative Strategies of U.S. Federal Prosecutors; Anna Offit 
Chapter 4: Narrative Convictions, Conviction Narratives: the prospects of convict criminology; Rod Earle
Chapter 5: Reflections after 'Socrates Light'. Eliciting and countering narratives of youth justice officials; Olga Petintseva 
Chapter 6: Stories that are Skyscraper Tall: The Place of 'Tall Tales' in Narrative Criminology; Carmen Wickramagamage and Jody Miller 
Chapter 7: By Terrorists' Own Telling: Using Autobiography for Narrative Criminological Research; Simon Copeland 
Chapter 8: Stories of Environmental Crime, Harm and Protection: Narrative Criminology and Green Cultural Criminology; Avi Brisman 
Beyond 'Texts': Images and Objects 
Chapter 9: The Stories in Images: The Value of the Visual for Narrative Criminology; Heith Copes, Andy Hochstetler and Jared Ragland 
Chapter 10: Reading Pictures: Piranesi and Carceral Landscapes; Eamonn Carrabine 
Chapter 11: The tales things tell: Narrative analysis, materiality and my wife's old Nazi rifle; Thomas Ugelvik, University of Oslo 
Part 2: Analysing Stories

Studying the victim

Chapter 12: Excavating Victim Stories: Making Sense of Agency, Suffering and Redemption; Elizabeth A. Cook and Sandra Walklate 
Chapter 13: Narrative Victimology: Speaker, audience, timing; Kristen Lee Hourigan 
Chapter 14: Finding victims in the narratives of men imprisoned for sex offences; Alice Ievins 
Categorizations, Plots and Roles 
Chapter 15: Narratives of Conviction and the Re-Storying of 'Offenders'; Bernd Dollinger and Selina Heppchen 
Chapter 16: Police Narratives as Allegories that Shape Police Culture and Behavior; Don L. Kurtz and Alayna Colburn 
Chapter 17: Revealing Criminal Narratives: The Narrative Roles Questionnaire and the Life As A Film procedure; David Canter, Donna Youngs and David Rowlands 
Narrative Dialogue, the Unconscious and Absences 
Chapter 18: Doing dialogical narrative analysis: Implications for narrative criminology; Dan Jerome S. Barrera 
Chapter 19: "Protecting and defending mummy": Narrative criminology and psychosocial criminology; Alfredo Verde and Nicolò Knechtlin 
Chapter 20: The story of antisociality: Determining what goes unsaid in dominant narratives; Lois Presser
Connecting Stories, Power, and Social Inequalities 
Chapter 21: The Archived Criminal: Mandatory Prisoner Autobiography in China; Zhang Xiaoye and Dong Xianliang 
Chapter 22: Opposing violent extremism through counter-narratives: Four forms of narrative resistance; Sveinung Sandberg and Jan C. Andersen 
Chapter 23: Researching sex work: Doing decolonial, intersectional narrative analysis; Floretta Boonzaier
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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