Resistance and reproduction: An arts-based investigation into young people’s emotional responses to crime

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Gray, Emily and Dodsley, Thomas 2020. Resistance and reproduction: An arts-based investigation into young people’s emotional responses to crime. British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa063
AuthorsGray, Emily and Dodsley, Thomas
Abstract

This paper reports on a qualitative study of young people’s emotional responses to crime, underpinned by cultural criminology and interpretive phenomenology. It uses alternative approaches to explore young people’s ‘fears’ of crime via the use of arts-based methods, specifically performative drama and focus groups. The rationale is rooted in young people’s voices being largely absent from fear of crime research and the increased movement towards a more creative and less prescriptive criminology. The findings point towards the value of such approaches and argue that young people’s emotions about crime become highly gendered and age-relevant in youth and have multiple, overlapping spheres that are culturally constructed, resisted and reproduced.

KeywordsVisual Criminology; Fear of Crime; Gender; Arts-based Research; Young People; Emotions
Year2020
JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
The British Journal of Criminology
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISSN1464-3529
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azaa063
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625366
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hdl:10545/625366
Publication dates21 Oct 2020
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Deposited09 Nov 2020, 14:28
Accepted04 Sep 2020
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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