In this project, I consider ‘liminal cases’ of gun violence. This includes both high-profile cases that inspired sustained social debate as well as categories of violence that blur or throw into question the social constructions of crime, perpetrator, and victim (such as justifiable homicide and negligent shootings).
Related Academic Articles
Carlson, Jennifer. 2016. “Moral Panic, Moral Breach: Bernhard Goetz, George Zimmerman & Racialized News Reporting in Contested Cases of Self-Defense.” Social Problems 63(1): 1 – 20.
**Outstanding Article Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Social Theory Division, 2017.