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‘All Knowledge Begins with the Senses'1: Towards a Sensory Criminology

Visual criminology has established itself as a site of criminological innovation. Its ascendance, though, highlights ways in which the ‘ocularcentrism' of the social sciences is reproduced in criminology. We respond, arguing for attention to the totality of sensorial modalities. Outlining the p...

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Main Author: McClanahan, Bill
Contributors: South, Nigel (VerfasserIn)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2020
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2020, Volume: 60, Issue: 1, Pages: 3-23
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Visual criminology has established itself as a site of criminological innovation. Its ascendance, though, highlights ways in which the ‘ocularcentrism' of the social sciences is reproduced in criminology. We respond, arguing for attention to the totality of sensorial modalities. Outlining the possible contours of a criminology concerned with smell, taste, sound and touch—along with the visual—the paper describes moments in which the sensory intersects with various phenomena of crime, harm, justice and power. Noting the primacy of the sensorial in understanding environmental harm, we describe an explicitly sensory green criminology while also suggesting the ways that heightened criminological attention to the non-visual senses might uncover new sites and modes of knowledge and a more richly affective criminology.
ISSN:1464-3529