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Ripping up the map: Criminology and cartography reconsidered

Kindynis, T. 2014. Ripping up the map: Criminology and cartography reconsidered. British Journal of Criminology, 54(2), pp. 222-243. ISSN 0007-0955 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Criminologists have long been interested in mapping crime, yet their use and understanding of maps remain superficial and uncritical. This article traces crime mapping’s historical development before considering the emergence of ‘critical cartography’ and exploring its implications for criminology. Criminologists are urged to interrogate conventional crime maps, and to investigate the criminological implications of emergent digital mapping technologies. Maps and map making afford a host of innovative methodologies that criminologists have yet to take advantage of, and some tentative suggestions are made as to how criminologists might utilize cartographic methods in order to generate unique empirical insights. Finally, the article considers how criminologists might harness maps’ communicative power to better engage with the public and to promote social justice.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azt077

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
12 April 2013Accepted
5 February 2014Published Online
1 March 2014Published

Item ID:

23440

Date Deposited:

08 Jun 2018 08:45

Last Modified:

15 Jul 2018 06:40

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23440

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