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Incarceration Rates in an International Perspective  

Marc Mauer

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Corrections
A nation’s rate of incarceration is the number of people incarcerated as a proportion of its total population. Internationally, there is broad variation in the degree to which nations ... More

Intimate Partner Violence  

Emily Wright and Brandon Valgardson

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Mar 2017
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious problem that affects many individuals and crosses national borders, religions, gender, sexual orientation, racial, and ethnic groups (Harvey, ... More

Journalistic Depictions of Violence against Women in India  

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

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Nov 2016
News narratives of violence against women in India are part of a larger discourse of Orientalism that began in the nascent years of the British Raj and continues into the present; these ... More

Journalistic Depictions of Violence Against Women in Mexico  

Alice Driver

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Mar 2017
This article analyzes journalistic depictions of violence against girls and women in Mexico in the context of several high-profile cases that have played out in the country over the past ... More

Juries in Film and Television  

Nancy Marder

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Apr 2017
The early jury films typically portray the jury as a passive group of men who simply watch the trial with little reaction. They are meant to stand in for the viewer. The viewer, like the ... More

Legal and Political Reponses to White-Collar Crime  

Tomomi Kawasaki

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Mar 2017
American responses to white-collar crime, especially corporate wrongdoing, passed a turning point in 1991 with the enactment of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations, which ... More

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

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