Nils Christie: On the periphery but in the centre

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Nils Christie’s contribution to criminology and victimology has been profound.
This article traces the roots of contemporary concerns with critical and cultural
victimology to his work. Alongside this his insightful comments on public criminology also have some resonance with current victimological pre-occupations. It is evident from this analysis that without his voice some of the contemporary concerns of critically informed and engaged victimology would be absent, for which we owe him a huge debt.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-256
Number of pages14
JournalTEMIDA: Journal on Victimisation, Human Rights and Gender
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Nils Christie
  • critical victimology
  • engaged victimology
  • witnessing

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