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Women's voices made visible: photo voice in visual criminology

Women's voices made visible: photo voice in visual criminology

Fitzgibbon, Wendy and Stengel, Camille M. ORCID: 0000-0002-8812-7932 (2017) Women's voices made visible: photo voice in visual criminology. Punishment & Society, 20 (4). pp. 411-431. ISSN 1462-4745 (Print), 1741-3095 (Online) (doi:

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The voices of women subject to the criminal justice system are often ignored and unheard. This article considers the effectiveness of photovoice, a form of participatory photography research, as a visual method of enabling and communicating marginalised women’s experiences in criminological research. By utilising the potentially empowering technique of photovoice in two research projects, the narratives of women who inject drugs in Hungary and women who have experienced supervision in England are conveyed through their own participant-generated photographs. These images convey the pains and aspirations of the participants’ lives and show how photovoice is a useful method for visual criminological research and exposes the shared problems faced by two vulnerable populations across two countries in Europe.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: marginalised women, participatory photography, photovoice, visual criminology, visual methods, vulnerable populations
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Law & Criminology (LAC)
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 13:38

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