Sensory Criminology

Sensory Criminology is a creative space to explore sensory experience of criminological concerns.

This blog is designed to accompany and extend themes and ideas introduced in our forthcoming edited collection “Sensory penalities: exploring the sensory in spaces of punishment and social control” (Bingley: Emerald). Now available: https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Sensory-Penalities/?K=9781839097270 – hardback due for release 8th February 2021.

Sensing Justice: Feeling the Archive

place, and material stimulate the senses and memories. The distant memory of a particular smell. A trivial touch that thrusts us back to a moment of lived potency. The low toned circular sound of machinery providing momentary soothing respite. These stimulations are particularly evident at sites such as legal archives documenting traumatic pasts


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