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Documentary criminology: Girl Model as a case study

Redmon, David (2016) Documentary criminology: Girl Model as a case study. Crime Media Culture, 13 (3). pp. 3-20. ISSN 1741-6590. (doi:10.1177/1741659016653994)

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Visual and cultural criminology are integrated with documentary filmmaking to develop a theoretically grounded, practice-based approach called ‘documentary criminology’. The first section establishes the need for documentary filmmaking in criminology and outlines methodological opportunities. The second section examines theoretically the aesthetics and substance of documentary criminology. The third section takes the film Girl Model (Redmon and Sabin, 2011) as a case study to demonstrate how documentary criminology embedded in lived experience (in this case, the experience of scouts that recruit young Russian girls, purportedly for the modelling industry) can depict sensuous immediacy. The final section contrasts the aesthetic and ethical consequences of documentary criminology within Carrabine’s (2012, 2014) concept of ‘just’ images to a documentary filmmaking approach that remains interpretively open-ended. Readers can access Girl Model at with the password industry.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1741659016653994
Uncontrolled keywords: Cultural criminology, documentary criminology, sensory criminology, sonic criminology, video ethnography, visual criminology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 13:53 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 13:24 UTC
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