CrimLines, living timelines of criminalisation, help to visualise how the use of criminalisation in Europe became an unquestioned or contested tool for governing society. They also demonstrate how criminalised persons come to be seen within the broader culture as particular figures of threat. Social and political categories of people are thus shown to be produced through laws, policies, debates, and practices.

The CrimLines are a work in progress, a growing overview of practices and figurations, used as research tool and point of reference for anybody interested or involved in the research fields. Framing them as a living means that it is an ongoing project that will continue to be modified. Please notify us with recommended changes or additions.