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Representations of Public Sex in Crime, Media, and Popular Culture  

David Bell

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Jul 2017
Public sex is a term used to describe various forms of sexual practice that take place in public, including cruising, cottaging (sex in public toilets), and dogging. Public sex has a long ... More

Resistance in Popular Culture  

Marc Schuilenburg

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Feb 2017
Much of the existing research on video games seems to stall over the issue of whether or not violence in games is as innocent as is alleged. Scientists are still divided as to whether or ... More

School Shootings in the Media  

Glenn Muschert and Jaclyn Schildkraut

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Jul 2017
Stories about crime are staples in modern mainstream media, with the greatest emphasis placed on the most extreme cases. School shootings are particularly exemplary of this, as when word ... More

Security and Surveillance in Film  

Timothy Holmes

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Jul 2017
Security and surveillance have featured heavily in film over the years. Their depiction has provided a platform for debate about appropriate levels of surveillance and has provided ... More

Self-Control Theory and Crime  

Michael Gottfredson

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Jul 2017
Gottfredson and Hirschi advanced self-control theory in 1990 as part of their general theory of crime. Self-control is defined as the ability to forego acts that provide immediate or ... More

Serial Killing and Representation  

Phillip L. Simpson

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Jul 2017
Serial killing is an age-old problem, though it was not popularly known by that name until the 1980s. It took the rise of mass media and the mechanisms of mass production to create the ... More

Sex Crimes and the Media  

Tanya Serisier

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Jan 2017
In media representations the term sex crimes most frequently refers to rape and child sexual abuse, although it can include a wider range of acts such as exhibitionism and voyeurism. While ... More

Sexting  

Emma Bond

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Oct 2016
Sexting has recently attracted both media and academic attention. Mostly associated with adolescents, sexting, broadly speaking, refers to the production of and sharing of a naked or ... More

Situational Crime Prevention  

Joshua D. Freilich and Graeme R. Newman

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Mar 2017
Situational crime prevention (SCP) is a criminological perspective that calls for expanding the crime-reduction role well beyond the justice system. SCP sees criminal law in a more ... More

Social Disorganization Theory  

Paul Bellair

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Jul 2017
Contemporary sociologists typically trace social disorganization models to Emile Durkheim’s classic work. There is continuity between Durkheim’s concern for organic solidarity in societies ... More

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