Cultural criminology

Brian Jay Frederick, Paula Larruscahim

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary


Cultural criminology is a distinct criminological orientation that draws upon a mélange of theoretical perspectives (cultural studies, postmodern theory, critical theory, interactionist sociology, etc.) when explaining phenomena such as crime, deviance, resistance, transgression, and even crime control. This entry provides a brief review of cultural criminology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment
EditorsWesley G. Jennings
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISBN (Electronic)9781118519639
ISBN (Print)9781118519714
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Cultural Criminology
  • subcultures
  • media and crime
  • marginalization
  • qualitative methods
  • ethnography
  • visual analysis
  • critical discourse analysis


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