This competition has now closed. Details of the competition winners can be found here: competition results
The winning photographs can be viewed here.
Check out The Independent's coverage of the winners of the What is crime? photo competition here.
Murder, theft or assault might be some of the first things that come to mind when you think about crime. Often it is the most visible and obvious harms and crimes that get the most attention.
Violent events caused by businesses and the state; hidden violence against women, children and the elderly; the way in which poverty hurts, injures, and kills; the impact of environmental pollution - all of these rarely attract the same level of political and public concern as 'conventional' crime.
Rather than the usual law and order images of police, prison and judges, the What is crime? photography competition called for entries to stimulate thinking about harm, injustice and crime.
The competition asked entrants to consider the many events that lead to injury and harm under one or more of the competition categories of:
For information and inspiration on the competition themes, find out more here.
The competition was open to all and called for photographs representing a range of perspectives on harm, crime and injustice. Entries came from members of the public, students, campaigners, amateur and professional photographers.
More information about the competition's categories, judges and terms and conditions can be viewed here:
To find out more about our research and policy briefings and events under the What is crime? project, click here.
If you have any enquiries about the What is crime? photography competition, please contact Anna Gilmour at .
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