The ‘Dunblane massacre’ as a ‘photosensitive plate’

Wilson, D. and Yardley, Elizabeth and Pemberton, Sarah (2017) The ‘Dunblane massacre’ as a ‘photosensitive plate’. Crime, Media, Culture, 13 (1). pp. 55-68. ISSN 1741-6590

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Abstract

This article seeks to understand the mass murders that took place at Dunblane in 1996 and to consider if we might see aspects of this mass shooting as prophetic of other mass murders, such as those that took place at Columbine, Sandy Hook and on Utoya Island. It does this by using what we describe as a ‘criminological autopsy’ about the shootings and, in doing so, considers why this mass murder – still the worst in British history – has rarely been considered within criminology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
UoA Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Liz Yardley
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 15:30
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2018 08:13
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5783

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