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The (In)visibility of Race in Twentieth-Century Crime Films  

Taunya Lovell Banks

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Aug 2017
Crime films defy precise definition. This category includes traditional courtroom films like Witness for the Prosecution (1957), detective films like Gone Girl (2014), prison films like ... More

Transgressive Imaginations  

Lizzie Seal

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Feb 2017
Transgressive imaginations refers to the breaking of rules and taboos including, but not limited to, acts of crime and violence as they are represented in fictive texts and ... More

True Crime Reporting in Early Modern England  

Ken MacMillan

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Dec 2016
True crime reporting was extremely popular in early modern England (ca. 1550–1800). Depending on when this literature was written, and the audience it was intended to attract, the ... More

Vengeance in Popular Culture  

Peter Robson

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Dec 2016
Vengeance or revenge has been characterized in popular culture in a range of different ways. Within theories of criminology and social psychology, its relationship to retribution has been ... More

Video Gaming, Crime, and Popular Culture  

Timothy Rowlands, Sheruni Ratnabalasuriar, and Kyle Noel

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Dec 2016
A product of the military-industrial complex, from the origins of the medium, video games have been associated with violence. As they have become increasingly popular, finding their ways ... More

Violence, Media Effects, and Criminology  

Nickie Phillips

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Jul 2017
Debate surrounding the impact of media representations on violence and crime has raged for decades and shows no sign of abating. Over the years, the targets of concern have shifted from ... More

Visual Criminology  

Michelle Brown

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Apr 2017
Visual criminology emerges from a call to rethink the manner in which images are reshaping the world and criminology as a project. The mobility, malleability, banality, speed, and scale of ... More

Visuality and Criminology  

Judah Schept

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Dec 2016
There can be no doubt that criminology has taken something of a visual turn, as evidenced by increasing numbers of articles, conference panels, edited volumes, monographs, and seminar ... More

Visual Representations of the Genocide  

Maria Elander

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May 2017
It is often stated that it is not possible to completely understand genocide: its horror and suffering defy complete representation. For those not immediately affected by the horror, ... More

War Crimes Trials in Popular Culture: The Afterlife of Nuremberg  

Valerie Hartouni

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Apr 2017
How do we account for the place that the Nuremberg trials have come to occupy in American popular memory, culture, and discourse? For some observers, the Nuremberg trials, conducted at the ... More

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