Photographs and labels: against a criminology of innocence

Katherine Biber

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The American photographer Taryn Simon was inspired by the Innocence Project (which aims to acquit falsely convicted people by introducing evidence that was unavailable during their trial) to begin her own photographic project. Simon’s project explicitly scrutinises the role played by photography, especially its role in producing guilt from innocence, in the criminal justice system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-40
Number of pages22
JournalLaw text culture
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • evidence, criminal
  • legal photography
  • criminology - philosophy
  • Simon, Taryn, 1975-
  • mass media and criminal justice
  • evidence (law), United States
  • judicial error, United States
  • administration of criminal justice, United States


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