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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

Defensible Space  

Robert I. Mawby

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Apr 2017
While the term “defensible space” is widely referenced in literature on situational crime pre vention and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, it is commonly mentioned in ... More

Developmental Targeted Prevention of Conduct Disorder  

Frank Vitaro and Richard E. Tremblay

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Dec 2016
Traditionally, the term targeted prevention refers to interventions designed to prevent the development of adjustment problems in individuals by reducing risk factors or by implementing ... More

Documentaries about Crime and Criminal Justice  

Jamie Bennett

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Apr 2017
Documentary films have significant appeal because of their claim to represent truth and authenticity. Within the criminal justice system, they are important not only because of the public ... More

Drugs and Popular Culture  

Dimitri A. Bogazianos

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Mar 2017
While criminological analyses of drugs and popular culture often focus on media constructions of drug scares and epidemics, they also draw from a wide range of interrelated influences, ... More

Environmental Crime  

Carole Gibbs and Rachel Boratto

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Mar 2017
Environmental crime is a complex and ambiguous term for several reasons. It is sometimes used as an umbrella term for crimes related to biodiversity, wildlife, animals, natural resources, ... More

False Confessions in Popular Culture  

Rebecca Pfeffer

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Mar 2017
Stories involving false confessions can be emotional and moving, as they appeal to our innate desire for justice. As such, stories of false confessions can be powerful tools in books, ... More

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