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Ghost Criminology: The Afterlife of Crime and Punishment

Michael Fiddler, Theo Kindynis, and Travis Linnemann


Bringing together prominent early contributions from this emergent perspective, the volume traces the origins, theory, and method of ghost criminology. From the powers of exorcism and erasure marshalled by state agents, street-level struggles over memorialization and memory, to the lingering violence of crime scenes and the ghostly traces of outlaw artists, Ghost Criminology is a volume attuned to that which is well-theorized in other disciplines—the spectral, hauntological, apparitional. Each of the writers assembled here shares, as Mark Fisher (2017) put it, a fascination for the outside, “t ... More

Keywords: ghost criminology, hauntology, cultural criminology, political theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781479885725
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479885725.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Fiddler, editor
University of Greenwich

Theo Kindynis, editor
Goldsmiths, University of London

Travis Linnemann, editor
Kansas State University

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Front Matter

Ghost Criminology

Michael Fiddler, Theo Kindynis, and Travis Linnemann

Part I Apparitions and the (In)visible

1 After the Fact

Eamonn Carrabine

2 Ghost Method

Jeff Ferrell

4 From Optograms to X-Rays

Michael Fiddler

Part II The Necrotic and (In)corporeal

6 Destroyed Records

Katherine Biber

7 Police

Travis Linnemann and Justin Turner

Part III Dead and Haunted Spaces

9 The Time of Ghosts

Alison Young

10 Dark Diffractions

Elaine Campbell

12 Excavating Ghosts

Theo Kindynis

Ghost Criminology

Michael Fiddler, Theo Kindynis, and Travis Linnemann