In spite of the fact that crime is an emotive topic, the question of emotion has been largely overlooked in criminological research, which has tended instead to examine criminal conduct in terms of structural background variables or rational decision-making. Building on research into emotions within sociology, this book seeks to show how criminologists can in fact take emotions seriously and why criminology needs to begin considering emotions as a central element of its theoretical, conceptual and methodological apparatus. Thematically organised and presenting both empirical and theoretical studies, Emotions and Crime pays attention to the different emotional dimensions of crime, victimhood, the criminal justice system, the practice of criminological research and the discipline of criminology. Bringing together the work of an international team of authors and discussing research into violence, punishment, gender, imprisonment and mass atrocity, this volume shows how crime and emotions are inextricably connected, and illustrates both the hidden and pervasive role of emotions in criminological work.

chapter |10 pages


Crime and emotions, emotions and crime
ByMichael Hviid Jacobsen, Sandra Walklate

part Part I|2 pages

Crime and emotions

chapter 1|16 pages

Male violence against women in intimate relationships

The contribution of stress and male peer support
ByWalter S. DeKeseredy

chapter 2|14 pages

The role of emotions for female co-offenders

ByCharlotte Barlow

chapter 3|17 pages

American self-radicalising terrorists and conversions to radical action

Emotional factors and the allure of ‘jihadi cool/chic’ 1
ByCaroline Joan ‘Kay’ S. Picart

chapter 4|17 pages

‘Violence is difficult, not easy’ 1

The emotion dynamics of mass atrocities
BySusanne Karstedt

part Part II|2 pages

Punishment and emotions

chapter 5|17 pages

‘Forty-five colour photographs’

Images, emotions and the victim of domestic violence
ByDawn Moore, Stephanie Hoffeler

chapter 6|17 pages

Punitiveness and the emotions of punishment

Between solidarity and hostility
ByAnastasia Chamberlen, Henrique Carvalho

part Part III|2 pages

Doing criminology as emotion work

chapter 8|23 pages

Prison life as ‘emotion culture’

Reflections on some of the emotional challenges of conducting prison ethnography 1
ByMichael Hviid Jacobsen, Dorte Raaby Andersen

chapter 9|15 pages

Witnessing, responsibility and spectatorship in the aftermath of violence

Reflections from Srebrenica
ByElizabeth Cook

chapter 10|19 pages

Death justice

Navigating contested death in the digital age
ByRebecca Scott Bray

chapter 11|15 pages

‘Feeling criminology’

Learning from emotions in criminological research
ByStephen Wakeman

chapter |13 pages

Postscript Concluding thoughts

Some lessons from being ‘liminal’
BySandra Walklate