Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


I am a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.

My book-in-progress develops an “experiential” approach to depicting audiovisual scholarship. My current video ethnography projects range from inter-species encounters to exploring the properties of objects.


I did my PhD at the State University of New York, University at Albany. Together with Ashley Sabin, I have produced, directed, edited and photographed Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005), Kamp Katrina (2007), Intimidad (2008), Invisible Girlfriend (2009), Girl Model (2011), Downeast (2012), Kingdom of Animal (2012), Night Labor (2013), and Choreography (2014). These projects have premiered at Sundance, Toronto, Cinema du Reel, Visions du Reel, RIDM, MoMA, and Viennale Film Festivals and they have aired on PBS, POV, BBC, CBC, DR, ARTE, NHK, and other international television stations. I am a former fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University and Harvard University’s Film Studies Center.

Contact Information


Room E231, Cornwallis East
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Redmon, D. (2018). Video Methods, Green Cultural Criminology, and the Anthropocene: SANCTUARY as a Case Study. Deviant Behavior [Online] 39:495-511. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2016). Documentary criminology: Girl Model as a case study. Crime Media Culture [Online]:3-20. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2015). Documentary Criminology: Expanding the Criminological Imagination with "Mardi Gras- Made in China" as a case study. Societies [Online] 5:425-441. Available at:
Gentry, C., Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2011). The Kamp Katrina Project : A Conversation with the Filmmakers. Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture [Online]. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2010). Low Self-Control Theory at Mardi Gras: Critiquing the General Theory of Crime Within the Framework of Normative Deviance. Deviant Behavior [Online] 24:373-392. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2010). testing informal social control theory: examining lewd behavior during mardi gras. Deviant Behavior [Online] 23:363-384. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2010). playful deviance as an urban leisure activity: secret selves, self-validation, and entertaining performances. Deviant Behavior [Online] 24:27-51. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2008). Making Mardi Gras: Made in China and Kamp Katrina. Visual Studies [Online] 23:85-99. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2002). Deviant Pleasures, Deviant Riots. Adbusters 40.
Book section
Redmon, D. (2017). Going Feral: Kamp Katrina as a Case Study of Documentary Criminology. in: Brown, M. and Carrabine, E. eds. Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology. London, UK: Routledge. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2015). Guy Debord. in: Cook, D. T. and Ryan, J. M. eds. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2014). Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras. [Online]. Routledge. Available at:
Visual media
Redmon, D. (2014). No Exit. [Documentary].
Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2014). Choreography. [Documentary].
Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2013). Night Labor. [Documentary].
Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2012). Downeast. [Documentart].
Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2012). Kingdom of Animal. [Documentary].
Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2012). Girl Model. [DVD]. Available at:
Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2009). Kamp Katrina. [DVD]. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2009). Invisible Girlfriend. [DVD]. Carnival Esque Film. Available at:
Redmon, D. and Sabin, A. (2009). Intimidad. [DVD]. Carnival Esque Film. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2008). Mardi Gras: Made in China. [DVD]. Carnivalesque Films. Available at:
Redmon, D. (2002). Cultural Criminology and the Carnival of Crime. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology [Online] 35:114-116. Available at:
Total publications in KAR: 23 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

I am interested in ethnographically recording experiential encounters and rendering expressivity with audiovisual and written mediums. My current book demonstrates how audiovisual recording devices can render lived experiences as aesthetic and affective knowledge.

Cinematically, I use media to depict the experiential life of animals, objects, places, and people within haptic, somatic, and physically tactile modes of expression.

Finally, I am piqued by different ways to articulate cultural criminology in experiential ways.

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I teach Youth and Crime at the University of Kent. I am interested in teaching courses that use audiovisual technologies to produce experiential and sensory scholarship. back to top

Telephone: +44(0)1227 823072 Fax: +44(0)1227 827005 or email us

SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 16/01/2017