In this chapter I will discuss the transformative role and power of visual criminology by sharing and discussing research undertaken with people seeking asylum to the UK and other parts of Europe. The chapter undertakes a critical recovery of the participants narratives of exile, displacement and belonging, their visual and arts based work, as well as work conducted by refugee arts organisations, notably the work of Counterpoints Arts and film makers –on issues surrounding borders, risk and belonging. This work is situated in the context of the history and significance of the visual to criminology and suggests that the visual and visual culture is central to deepen and enlarge our ‘understandings of crime harm and control’ but also our criminological imagination towards a radical democratic imaginary.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Visual Criminology|
|Editors||Eamonn Carrabine, Michelle Brown|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jun 2017|