This paper reports on an ongoing web-based project devoted to the study of deviant art and creative crime called the Art / Crime Archive: www.artcrimearchive.org. The Art / Crime Archive (ACA) is a collaborative laboratory, teaching center, and web-based platform devoted to the study of this space. The ACA is organized by an artist, a criminologist, and a computer engineer. The working process of the ACA involves locating, archiving, and discussing visual, audio, and text artifacts that support this shadow space. The work product is a dynamic archive which can be configured for a multiplicity of contexts—art exhibitions, academic presentations, community awareness panels, etc. The ACA’s objective is to foment a dynamic, dialectical, and innovative discussion of deviant art and creative crime.

Author/Artist Bio

Paul Kaplan is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at San Diego State University.

Brian Goeltzenleuchter is a San Diego based artist.

Dan Salmonson is a San Diego based computer engineer.

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