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Organized Crime Mythologies  

Patricia (Paddy) Rawlinson

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Dec 2016
Organized crime is one of the most popular topics of media attention within the crime genre, providing a plethora of fictional representations and factual explanations for popular ... More

Police Dramas on Television  

Ken Dowler

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Nov 2016
Since the inception of television, portrayal of crime and justice has been a central feature on television. In particular, the police are featured as prominent characters in many fictional ... More

Police, Media, and Popular Culture  

Alyce McGovern and Nickie D. Phillips

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Aug 2017
The relationship between the police and the media is complex, multidimensional, and contingent. Since the development of modern-day policing, the police and the media have interacted with ... More

Political Corruption and State Crime  

Clayton Peoples and James E. Sutton

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Apr 2017
The state is responsible for maintaining law and order in society and protecting the people. Sometimes it fails to fulfill these responsibilities; in other cases, it actively harms people. ... More

Political Violence and Crime  

Vincenzo Ruggiero

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Aug 2017
Political violence includes an array of conducts and events that defy unilateral examination. It may be authorized or unauthorized violence, and while the latter is almost always ... More

Politics of Vision in the Carceral State: Legibility and Looking in Hostile Territory  

Ashley Hunt

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Oct 2017
As we begin to think about the United States as a carceral state, this means that the scale of incarceration practices have grown so great within it that they have a determining effect on ... More

Popular Criminology  

Steven Kohm

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Apr 2017
Popular criminology is a theoretical and conceptual approach within the field of criminology that is used to interrogate popular understandings of crime and criminal justice. In the last ... More

Pornification and the Mainstreaming of Sex  

Susanna Paasonen

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Oct 2016
The changing cultural role, visibility, and meaning of pornography, particularly its increased accessibility and the sociocultural reverberations that this is seen to cause, have been ... More

Prisoner Experiences  

Dawn Moore

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Sep 2017
The variables impacting how one experiences imprisonment are far ranging. George Jackson (1994), a pivotal character in American penal history, wrote that, “[b]lackmen born in the [United ... More

Prisons in Popular Culture  

Dawn K. Cecil

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Mar 2017
Popular culture has the ability to entertain and, on some level, educate. People’s perceptions and understanding of an issue can be influenced by the images and messages contained within ... More