Fiction, war and criminology

Ruggiero, Vincenzo (2018) Fiction, war and criminology. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 18 (5) . pp. 604-616. ISSN 1748-8958 (doi:10.1177/1748895818781198)

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This paper proposes an understanding of war and criminology through the use of the creative sources offered by literature. These sources, while communicating exemplary meanings and morals, can help describe and comprehend the social and cultural landscapes of war and crime. Stendhal and Tolstoy are chosen as classical major providers of such sources, and an analysis of their respective novels, ‘The Charterhouse of Parma’ and ‘War and Peace’, will offer support to the idea that the inclusion of war in criminological thinking is timely as well as necessary.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 24335
Notes on copyright: Ruggiero, Vincenzo, Fiction, war and criminology. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 18(5), 604–616. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 21:03

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