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Professional Criminals and White-Collar Crime in Popular Culture  

Timothy Holmes

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Mar 2017
In 1940, Edwin Sutherland claimed that the discipline of criminology was operating with an inaccurate view of criminal behavior. He argued that criminology focused too much on the ... More

Psychopathy and the Media  

David W. Jones

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Apr 2017
The term “psychopath” has come in popular use to be understood as a description of an individual who seems to have a clear and rational understanding of the world around them; they are not ... More

Pussy Riot and the Politics of Resistance in Contemporary Russia  

Yuliya Zabyelina and Roman Ivashkiv

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Jan 2017
Pussy Riot was a feminist punk-rock group based in Moscow, Russian Federation. It was founded by a group of several young women in the summer of 2011, following the announcement that ... More

Reality TV Crime Programs  

Annette Hill

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Aug 2017
Crime reality television is a significant origin story in understanding reality entertainment. In the 1980s, crime reality television captured the public’s imagination with cold cases, ... More

Representations of Law, Rights, and Criminal Justice  

Stefan Machura

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Apr 2017
Criminal justice and its institutions are key objects of popular culture and attract extensive media attention. The portrayal of the justice system, its rules, professions, and ... More

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

Risk, Actuarialism, and Punishment  

Hazel Kemshall

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Aug 2017
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Corrections
Risk is a pervasive feature of contemporary life, and has become a key feature of penal policy, systems of punishment, and criminal justice services across a number of the Anglophone ... More

Risk Assessment  

Tim Brennan, William Dieterich, and William Oliver

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Sep 2017
From rudimentary conceptions of risk in the late 18th century, risk assessment slowly evolved toward a more multifaceted conceptualization of risk and progressed to more sophisticated ... 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

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