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Book Launch: Ghost Criminology: a (spirit) guide

April 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ghost Criminology: a (spirit) guide

Date: 19th April 2022

Time: 7pm-8pm (GMT) / 1pm-2pm (CDT)

Location: Online Event – Zoom webinar*


Michael Fiddler (University of Greenwich), Theo Kindynis (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Travis Linnemann (Kansas State University), the editors of the new NYUP edited collection ‘Ghost Criminology’, invite you to a tour through the book’s spectral contents.

The ‘Ghost Criminology’ collection brings together an interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars to explore the spectral turn within the discipline, as well as setting out a methodology to explore haunted and haunting phenomena.

Contributors to the book have explored a wide range of hauntological topics from a criminological perspective, including:

• the excavation of graffiti ‘ghosts’ in the London underground

• the toxic ‘necrowaste’ of high-profile offenders

• the spectral evidentiary traces of crime in motel rooms.

The spaces where violent crimes have occurred can often become forever changed, or ‘haunted,’ in the public imagination. Likewise, individuals and groups can be rendered ghostly as they are then pushed into invisibility. In this accessible and interactive online event, the editors will set out how a ghost criminology offers another way of seeing, and better understanding, the lingering impact of violence and oppression in today’s world.


About the authors

Michael Fiddler is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Greenwich. He is a contributor to the Routledge textbook on Sex and Crime.


Theo Kindynis is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.


Travis Linnemann is Associate Professor of Sociology at Kansas State University. He is the author of Meth Wars: Police, Media, Power and co-author of Media and Crime in the U.S.


*Joining details will be emailed to registered attendees on the day of the event.


University of Greenwich – Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences