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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Crime as an assemblage
Author(s): Crockett Thomas, Phil
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Keywords: Assemblage
Gilles Deleuze
Félix Guattari
Issue Date: Aug-2020
Date Deposited: 20-Oct-2022
Citation: Crockett Thomas P (2020) Crime as an assemblage. <i>Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology</i>, 12 (2), pp. 68-79.
Abstract: This article seeks to make an original contribution to criminology and the sociology of crime and punishment by elaborating the 'assemblage', a concept which originates in the collaborative poststructuralist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari and discussing its ontological implications for researching crime. I will first introduce the concept and its application. I then discuss the relationship between the assemblage and Michel Foucault's concept of the dispositif. I demonstrate how the assemblage could be used to analyse crime events and discuss questions of change and scale within the assemblage. I conclude by outlining some implications for how adopting this concept would change the way we practice and research crime and punishment.
Rights: Copyright © 2020 Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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