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"Violence, Vulnerability, and Visual Criminology"


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Michelle Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology
University of Tennessee

Michelle Brown is faculty in the Department of Sociology and Division Head of Law & Culture for the Center for the Study of Social Justice at the University of Tennessee.  Her work focuses upon law and society, carceral studies, and feminist and cultural criminology.  Brown is co-author with Nicole Rafter of Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture (NYU Press, 2011), author of The Culture of Punishment (NYU Press, 2009; Recipient of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Prevention for a Safer Society Award, 2010) and co-editor of Media Images of September 11 (Praeger, 2003).