Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders: Interrogating Histories of Gender, Violence and Victimhood

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Abstract

Between 1975 and 1980, Peter Sutcliffe, who became known as the Yorkshire Ripper, murdered 13 women in the North of England. The murders provoked widespread fear amongst women and impacted the public consciousness at both the local and national level. This book revisits the case, applying a feminist and cultural criminological lens to explore a range of criminological concerns relating to gender, violence and victimhood. Combining research findings from oral history interviews, analysis of popular criminological texts and academic commentary, this volume explores what the case can tell us about feminism, fear of crime, gender and serial murder and the representation of victims and sex workers. The volume contributes to a creative cultural criminology, highlighting how excavating recent criminal history and reading across texts presents new ways for understanding violence, gender and representation in the contemporary context.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages179
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783030013851
ISBN (Print)9783030013844
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham

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