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Melissa Dearey

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Melissa Dearey is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hull. Her main research interests are in what is generally known as the area of cultural criminology-i.e. the use of cultural forms (mainly writing) and/or cultural theory in the study and analysis of crime as an embodied, subjective and emotional experience. Dr Dearey also researches the widening gap between ordinary explanations of crime and criminality and expert discourses, especially in relation to the topics of evil, radicalisation, resistance and/or conflict. She is particularly interested in the investigation of these topics through the consideration of gender, childhood or the family. Dr Dearey’s most recent book is Radicalization: The Life Writings of Political Prisoners. (Routledge-Cavendish 2009).