Captures an interest in the value of existentialist thought and concepts for criminological work on crime, deviance, crime control, and criminal justice. This book covers a range of topics that lend themselves quite naturally to existentialist analysis - crime and deviance as becoming and will, and the existential openness of symbolic exchange.
Introduction. Existentialism: Freedom, Being and Crime, D. Crewe and R. Lippens 1. Will to Self Consummation and Will to Crime: A Study in Criminal Motivation, D. Crewe 2. Being Accused, Becoming Criminal, G. Pavlich 3. Biaphobia, State Violence, and the Definition of Violence, W. Schinkel 4. Existentialism, Edgework, and the Contingent Body: Exploring the Criminological Implications of Ultimate Fighting, S. Lyng, R. Matthews, and W. Miller 5. Scrounging: Time, Space, and Being, J. Ferrell 6. White-Collar Offenders After the Fall from Grace. Stigma, Blocked Paths and Resettlement, B. Hunter 7. 'We Just Live Day-to-Day'. A Case Study of Life after Release Following Wrongful Conviction, S. Farrall 8. The Seductions of Conformity. The Criminological Importance of a Phenomenology of Exchange, S. Mackenzie 9. Existentialism and the Criminology of the Shadow, B. Arrigo and C. Williams 10. Towards Existential Hybridization? A Contemplation on the Being and Nothingness of Critical Criminology, R. Lippens