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The Legal System in German Popular Culture  

Stefan Machura and Michael Böhnke

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Dec 2016
Legal themes, especially those related to crime, abound in German popular culture. This article covers some of the most politically significant and popular examples from the Weimar ... More

Media Representations of Domestic Violence  

Meda Chesney-Lind and Nicholas Chagnon

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Apr 2017
Though it is generally given less attention than sexual assault, domestic violence is quite often depicted in corporate media products, including news broadcasts, television shows, and ... More

Methodological Approaches to Studying Crime and Popular Culture in New Media  

Francine Banner

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Mar 2017
Researchers across varied disciplines have begun to explore social media as a new delta of communication; however, few are taking a hard look at social media as it relates to crime. Sites ... More

Military Justice in Film  

Ann Ching

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Apr 2017
Military justice films occupy a unique space in film and legal studies, marrying two popular genres—courtroom dramas and military-themed films. This article examines the military justice ... More

Moral Panics  

Chas Critcher

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Mar 2017
The concept of moral panic was first developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s, principally by Stan Cohen, initially for the purpose of analyzing the definition of and social ... More

Moral Regulation and Media Representations of the Female Body  

Anne Cossins

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Mar 2017
The literature on sexualization is replete with controversial debates surrounding the sexualization of the female body in multiple media formats and how various scholars have sought to ... More

Neighborhood Context and Media Representations of Crime  

Shea Cronin

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Apr 2017
Neighborhoods are central to popular and news media portrayals of crime and theories of social control. By setting agendas and framing crime problems, news media in particular are an ... More

Neighborhood Watch  

Sylvia Chenery

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Mar 2017
Neighborhood Watch or Home Watch is internationally regarded as the largest voluntary crime prevention activity in the world. It is typically citizen instigated and police facilitated, ... More

News Media and African Genocide  

Joachim Savelsberg and Wahutu Siguru

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Apr 2017
Today, genocides and other episodes of mass violence are, under specific circumstances, subject to extensive media reporting. A case in point is the mass violence in Darfur, unfolding ... More

Nordic Noir  

Annette Hill and Susan Turnbull

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Apr 2017
Nordic noir is an emerging crime genre that draws on crime fiction, feature film, and television drama. The term Nordic noir is associated with a region (Scandinavia), with a mood (gloomy ... More

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