'Bringing It All Home': Cultural Criminology and Everyday Life

Mike Presdee, University of Sunderland

The analysis of the connections between culture, crime and criminal justice has gathered momentum over the last 10 years gradually regaining interest from all fields within criminology. During the last year the question of culture and crime has become foregrounded in both the theoretical and empirical domains of contemporary criminology. This paper attempts to make some comment on the achievements and future directions of Cultural Criminology and its place in the continuing analysis of contemporary criminology and the lived experiences of everyday life and further claims that culture and crime are inextricably linked in the consciousness of contemporary society and are recognised as such by both criminal jsutice agencies and politicians and therefore Cultural Criminology has to be an essential element of any creative contemporary criminology.

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