This SIG aims to offer researchers interested in crime-related topics the opportunity to communicate current research and debate concepts and ideas. Current initiatives include organising annual Crime SIG panels at conferences of the Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) (www.pala.ac.uk) and a publication of an edited book.
Topics may include but are not limited to
multimodality in crime reports and adaptations
pragmatics in crime narratives and criminal justice system reports
critical discourse analysis / critical stylistics of crime news
point of view and mind style in crime fiction