Seeing Crime: Visual Evidence, Emotions and Domestic Violence

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Seeing Crime: Visual Evidence, Emotions and Domestic Violence

Monday, November 16

Loeb A602,  Carleton University, 2:30 to 4 pm.

Changes in prosecutorial strategies over the last 30 years vis-à-vis domestic violence ushered in new models of investigation that, among other things, privilege images of victims, both still and video. Drawing on case law, we argue that these visual artefacts of victims’ injuries as well as their video-taped sworn statements describing their assaults constitute what Haggerty and Ericson call a ‘data double’, a virtual doppleganger who is meant to stand, often antagonistically in the stead of the flesh and blood victim.
Dawn Moore
Associate Professor
Department of Law and Legal Studies
Carleton University



Dawn Moore is Associate Professor of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. She is the author of two books and over 20 monographs whose topics range from hate crimes, violence against women, drug users, critical criminology, prisoner’s rights and access to information.
Designed by Rachel Gold.