Signs of Crime

Introducing Forensic Semiotics

by Marcel Danesi

Series: Mouton Textbook

This book will introduce the field of forensic semiotics as a tool for understanding crime and criminality. It will focus on how symbolism, ritual, and other sign-based activities play a crucial role in the constitution of criminal organizations and often in the enactment of individual crimes. It will present semiotic notions, methods, and techniques that can be applied to forensic science, such as the role of ritual and slang in criminal gangs.


  • De Gruyter; November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781614513162
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Signs of Crime
  • Series: Mouton Textbook
  • Author: Marcel Danesi
  • Imprint: De Gruyter Mouton

About The Author

Marcel Danesi, University of Toronto, Canada.