Conclusion: Applying a Creative Feminist Approach to Exploring Crime History

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology book series (PSVV)


In the concluding chapter I reiterate the value of crime history and studying key criminal events as a lens onto a wider range of criminological issues. For instance, this book’s focus on the Yorkshire Ripper case has inspired the exploration of crime, place and history; feminist history; gender, structure and serial murder; and the framing of female victims across representational schemas. The chapter also emphasises the value of an interdisciplinary approach which integrates popular criminology, crime history, academic criminology and cultural studies to develop the criminological imagination. Feminist analyses have been pivotal to this project and I conclude by stressing the importance of these perspectives, whilst also acknowledging the tensions and contradictions provoked by an engagement with feminist knowledges.


Crime history Criminological imagination Feminist perspectives 


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  1. 1.School of Social Sciences, Business, LawTeesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUK

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