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Crime Science  

Ella Cockbain and Gloria Laycock

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Mar 2017
Crime science (or more accurately crime and security science) has three core tenets: • the application of scientific methods • the study of crime and ... More

Crimesploitation  

Paul Kaplan and Daniel LaChance

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Apr 2017
Crimesploitation is a kind of reality television programming that depicts nonactors committing, detecting, prosecuting, and punishing criminal behavior. In programs like Cops, To Catch a ... More

The Criminalization of Homosexuality in Popular Cinema  

Derek Dalton

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Dec 2016
In the early 1940s, films started to appear where homosexual characters were represented as inherently criminal. These early representations were often subtle or implicit because various ... More

Criminal Underworlds  

Heather Shore

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Apr 2017
The concept of the criminal underworld has played a powerful role in media representations of serious criminality from the early 20th century. Even before this period, the idea of a ... More

The “CSI Effect”  

Kimberlianne Podlas

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Cultural Studies Approaches to the Study of Crime in Film and on Television  

Neal King, Rayanne Streeter, and Talitha Rose

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Nov 2016
Crime film and television has proliferated such influential variations as the Depression-era gangster film; the post–World War studies in corruption known as film noir; the pro-police ... More

Cultural Studies Approaches to the Study of Crime in Literature  

Deborah Henderson

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Mar 2017
Crime in literature takes advantage of two basic assumptions: (1) that the storyline generally begins with a crime (very often murder) that underlies the subsequent narrative, often ... More

Culture of Punishment in the USA  

Anne-Marie Cusac

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Apr 2017
Beginning in the mid-1970s, enormous changes governed U.S. punishment of criminal offenses, leading to harsher laws and longer prison terms than convicts in earlier decades served for the ... More

Dark Tourism  

John Lennon

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Mar 2017
Dark tourism has passed into the language and study of tourism since it was first designated as such in 1996 (see Lennon & Foley, 1996; Seaton, 1996). It is now established as a term to ... More

Dark Tourism, Penal Landscapes, and Criminological Inquiry  

Justin Piché and Kevin Walby

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Nov 2016
Dark tourism researchers who examine sites of death, suffering, and despair have generated a significant amount of research over the past two decades. Different ways of conducting dark ... More

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