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Narrative Criminology: Crime as Produced by and Re-Lived Through Narratives  

Alfredo Verde

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Sep 2017
The origins of “narrative criminology”—meaning not so much the utilization of the narratives of (and on) criminals as the awareness of the importance of the narratives themselves and how ... More

Nazi Justice in Popular Legal Culture  

Carsten Würmann

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Jul 2017
Stories dealing with the detection of a crime, the hunt of the culprit, and his or her conviction were extremely popular in Nazi Germany. They were the product of an entertainment industry ... More

Neighborhood Context and Media Representations of Crime  

Shea Cronin

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Apr 2017
Neighborhoods are central to popular and news media portrayals of crime and theories of social control. By setting agendas and framing crime problems, news media in particular are an ... More

Neighborhood Watch  

Sylvia Chenery

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Mar 2017
Neighborhood Watch or Home Watch is internationally regarded as the largest voluntary crime prevention activity in the world. It is typically citizen instigated and police facilitated, ... More

Network Perspectives on Crime  

Jason Gravel and George E. Tita

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Sep 2017
Though often not mentioned by name, the importance of social networks in explaining criminal behavior, delinquency, and patterns has long been recognized in the study of crime. Theories ... More

News Media and African Genocide  

Joachim Savelsberg and Wahutu Siguru

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Apr 2017
Today, genocides and other episodes of mass violence are, under specific circumstances, subject to extensive media reporting. A case in point is the mass violence in Darfur, unfolding ... More

Nordic Noir  

Annette Hill and Susan Turnbull

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Apr 2017
Nordic noir is an emerging crime genre that draws on crime fiction, feature film, and television drama. The term Nordic noir is associated with a region (Scandinavia), with a mood (gloomy ... More

Offensive Language Crimes in Law, Media, and Popular Culture  

Elyse Methven

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Jul 2017
In Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, public order laws criminalize the use of swearing, offensive, or abusive language in a public place. Police officers use these laws as tools ... More

Online Crime  

Majid Yar

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Dec 2016
The development of the Internet and related communication technologies has had a transformative effect upon social, political, economic, and cultural life. It has also facilitated the ... More

Organized Child Sexual Abuse in the Media  

Michael Salter

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Jan 2017
Organized sexual abuse refers to the coordinated sexual abuse of multiple children by multiple perpetrators. It has proved to be a particularly controversial form of sexual abuse. Initial ... More

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