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General Strain Theory  

Timothy Brezina

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Feb 2017
General strain theory (GST) provides a unique explanation of crime and delinquency. In contrast to control and learning theories, GST focuses explicitly on negative treatment by others and ... 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

Gothic Criminology  

Cecil Greek

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Apr 2017
Gothic criminology was developed in the first decade of the 21st century as a postmodern theoretical model, incorporating elements from key criminological/sociological texts and themes ... More

Graffiti  

Andrzej Zieleniec

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Jul 2017
Graffiti has a long history. There are many examples from the history of human cultures of signs and symbols left on walls as remnants of human presence. However, the origins of modern ... More

Green Criminology, Culture, and Cinema  

Bill McClanahan, Avi Brisman, and Nigel South

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Sep 2017
Since first proposed by Brisman and South, green cultural criminology has sought to interrogate human-environment interactions in order to locate meaning. Within the broad framework of ... More

Guilt or Innocence: Lessons About the Legal Process in American Courtroom Films  

Paul Bergman

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Apr 2017
American courtroom films depicting criminal trials have long resonated with audiences around the world, including viewers in countries whose legal systems are very different from those ... More

Historical Approaches to the Study of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture  

Paul Knepper

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Apr 2017
Historical study of crime, media, and popular culture has been underway since “the cultural turn” in the social sciences and humanities in the 1980s. Since then, a diverse literature has ... More

Historical Representations of Crime and the Criminal  

Eamonn Carrabine

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Aug 2017
The enduring popular fascination with crime and criminality suggests that history matters. In the most obvious sense, current representations of crime in the media bear traces of earlier ... More

Homicide in Television Drama Series  

Penny Crofts

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Jul 2017
This chapter analyzes the representation of homicide in contemporary television drama series. The chapter draws upon critical analysis from the fields of criminal law, criminology, law and ... More

Human Trafficking and the Media in the United States  

Rachel Austin and Amy Farrell

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Apr 2017
Although the exploitation of people for profit is not a new phenomenon, in the late 1990s and early 2000s international leaders, advocates, and the public became increasingly concerned ... More

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