Crime and silence: `Death and life are in the power of the tongue' (Proverbs 18:21)

Hallsworth, Simon and Young, Tara (2008) Crime and silence: `Death and life are in the power of the tongue' (Proverbs 18:21). Theoretical Criminolgy, 12 (2). pp. 131-152. ISSN 1461-7439

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This article examines the constitutive role that silence performs in relation to crime; an area of study that remains relatively under theorized in criminological traditions more attuned to examining the noise that those party to the criminal act engage in, rather than the silence they also do. This article seeks to rectify this deficit by considering silence as the absent presence of crime. It outlines a methodological approach for excavating silence and applies it through undertaking a substantive analysis of the silence that perpetrators, control agents, bystanders and victims do.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bystander, Control agent, Denial, Offender, Silence, Victim
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Kristina Hearnden
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 08:11
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 11:21

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