50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism

Adam Lynes, Craig Kelly, James Treadwell

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

    Abstract

    From the Alcatraz East Crime Museum and Jack the Ripper guided tours to the Phnom Penh killing fields, ‘dark tourism’ is now a multi-million-pound global industry. Even in the most pleasant tourist destinations, underlying harms are constantly perpetuated, affecting both consumers and those who work or live around such tourist hotspots. Highlighting 50 travel destinations across six continents, expert criminologists, psychologists and historians explore the past and contemporary issues which we often disregard during our everyday leisure.

    This captivating book is the ‘go-to’ guide for anyone interested in crime and deviance-related tourism. Accessible and digestible, it exposes a worrying trend in contemporary consumer culture, in which many of us partake.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBristol
    PublisherPolicy Press
    ISBN (Print)9781447362197
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 14 Mar 2023

    Keywords

    • dark tourism
    • travel
    • crime
    • deviance
    • violence

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