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The Cultural Afterlife of Criminal Evidence  

Katherine Biber

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Apr 2017
This article explores what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings, described here as the afterlife of evidence. The text investigates the ways that this ... More

The Cultural Politics of Indigenous Struggles and Aboriginal Riots  

Barry Morris

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Dec 2016
In examining Aboriginal riots, the conditions of political antagonism and the distinct ways these relations of antagonism are played out take precedence. Ethnographic approaches that ... More

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

The Math and Science of Decarceration  

James Austin

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Apr 2017
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Sentencing
Despite a growing consensus that “mass incarceration” in the United States has reached unacceptable levels, there has been little movement in its decline. National imprisonment rates seem ... 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

Use of Civil Abatement to Combat Public Nuisances and Crime  

Arthur J. Lurigio and Elizabeth Maine Ellis

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Feb 2017
Civil abatement involves the use of non-criminal remedies to address crime and public disorder in communities. Such remedies can hold accountable nonperpetrators of criminal activities, ... More

Using Cognitive Interviews to Guide Questionnaire Construction for Cross-National Crime Surveys  

Stephen Farrall

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Apr 2017
What is a “snowball”? For some, a snowball is a drink made of advocaat and lemonade; for others, a mix of heroin and cocaine injected; for yet others, a handful of packed snow commonly ... 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

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