Narrative criminology is an emerging approach which seeks to understand how offenders, victims, and policy makers represent crime through spoken and visual mediums. The author in this contribution focusses on a particular aspect of narrative criminology, namely how the stories told by offenders contribute to their desistance from crime or to repeat criminal behaviour. A brief overview of research in narrative criminology is relayed and, drawing on some of the author’s own experiences, the role of in-depth interviewing in producing “rich” narratives is discussed.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice|
|Editors||Antje Deckert, Rick Sarre|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- narrative criminology
- story telling