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Feminist Criminology and the Visual  

Kathryn Henne and Rita Shah

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Sep 2016
In response to the limitations of mainstream criminology, feminist and visual criminology offer alternative approaches to the study of crime, deviance, justice institutions, and the people ... More

Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Justice in Popular Culture  

Greta Olson

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Oct 2017
A discussion of feminist perspectives on crime and criminal justice in popular culture has to begin by pointing out that pop culture itself has traditionally been gendered as feminine. As ... More

Feminist Themes in Television Crime Dramas  

Nancy C. Jurik and Gray Cavender

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Jun 2017
The academic literature notes that male-centered protagonists dominated the crime genre (novels, film, television) for many years. However, beginning in the 1970s, when women began to ... More

Filicide in Australian Media and Culture  

Janine Little and Danielle Tyson

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May 2017
Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent killing a child. Despite its low occurrence, filicide is one of the most emotive offenses for a public audience. The murder of a child by their ... More

Film Noir  

William Luhr

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Sep 2017
Film noir is a term coined by French critics in 1946 to describe what they considered an emerging and exciting trend in Hollywood films—one that signaled a new maturity in American cinema. ... More

Folk Heroes and Folk Devils: The Janus Face of the Robber in Popular Culture  

Simon Hallsworth

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Sep 2017
In this study of how the street robber has been positioned in popular culture, two starkly opposite views are presented on how this figure has been represented: namely, as folk devil and ... More

Foucault and the Visual Reconstitution of Criminological Knowledge  

Stephen Pfohl

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Sep 2017
Criminology began as a speculative historical discourse about lawbreaking. Guided by the classical utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and Cesare Beccaria, criminology in the late ... More

Framing Terrorism  

Alexandra Campbell

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Apr 2017
As a discipline, criminology tends to treat terrorism as an objective phenomenon, to be mapped, explained, and managed. Scholars informed by more critical strains of the discipline, ... More

Gangsters and Genre  

Anita Lam

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Nov 2016
While there are multiple possible definitions of what makes a gangster film, ranging from the simple inclusion of a villainous gangster in a film to those that follow outlaws on the run, ... More

The Global Traffic in Looted Cultural Objects  

Donna Yates

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Dec 2016
The looting, trafficking, and illicit sale of cultural objects is a form of transnational crime with significant social and legal dimensions that call into question competing ideas of ... More