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Imaging Visual Methods for Green Criminology

  • Lorenzo Natali
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Green Criminology book series (PSGC)

Abstract

The interaction between what we observe and the words used to describe our observations produces reciprocal understandings. In this chapter, I describe some theoretical and methodological principles for the use of the photographic image as a method of researching environmental crimes and harms—a green criminology with images—with a particular focus on the use of photo elicitation. Finally, I suggest that by learning how to “listen visually,” green criminologists can gain a richer understanding of the phenomenon they are investigating, particularly from the perspective of those people who are directly affected by it.

Keywords

Photography Green criminology “with” images Collaborative methods Photo elicitation Visual listening 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo Natali
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  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social ResearchUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly

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