Popular Crime

Popular Crime
Author: Bill James
Release: 2012-05-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 514
ISBN: 9781416552741
Language: en
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Presents a cultural analysis of sensational crime in America that profiles such infamous cases as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Black Dahlia murder, and O.J. Simpson's trial to offer insight into topics ranging from evidence practices to radicalism.

The Rise of True Crime 20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture

The Rise of True Crime  20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture
Author: Jean Murley
Release: 2008-08-30
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781573567725
Language: en
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During the 1950s and 1960s True Detective magazine developed a new way of narrating and understanding murder. It was more sensitive to context, gave more psychologically sophisticated accounts, and was more willing to make conjectures about the unknown thoughts and motivations of killers than others had been before. This turned out to be the start of a revolution, and, after a century of escalating accounts, we have now become a nation of experts, with many ordinary people able to speak intelligently about blood-spatter patterns and organized vs. disorganized serial killers. The Rise of True Crime examines the various genres of true crime using the most popular and well-known examples. And despite its examination of some of the potentially negative effects of the genre, it is written for people who read and enjoy true crime, and wish to learn more about it. With skyrocketing crime rates and the appearance of a frightening trend toward social chaos in the 1970s, books, documentaries, and fiction films in the true crime genre tried to make sense of the Charles Manson crimes and the Gary Gilmore execution events. And in the 1980s and 1990s, true crime taught pop culture consumers about forensics, profiling, and highly technical aspects of criminology. We have thus now become a nation of experts, with many ordinary people able to speak intelligently about blood-spatter patterns and organized vs. disorganized serial killers. Through the suggestion that certain kinds of killers are monstrous or outside the realm of human morality, and through the perpetuation of the stranger-danger idea, the true crime aesthetic has both responded to and fostered our culture's fears. True crime is also the site of a dramatic confrontation with the concept of evil, and one of the few places in American public discourse where moral terms are used without any irony, and notions and definitions of evil are presented without ambiguity. When seen within its historical context, true crime emerges as a vibrant and meaningful strand of popular culture, one that is unfortunately devalued as lurid and meaningless pulp.

Crime Law and Popular Culture in Europe 1500 1900

Crime  Law and Popular Culture in Europe  1500 1900
Author: Richard McMahon
Release: 2013-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781134007424
Language: en
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This book explores the relationship between crime, law and popular culture in Europe from the sixteenth century onwards. How was crime understood and dealt with by ordinary people and to what degree did they resort to or reject the official law and criminal justice system as a means of dealing with different forms of criminal activity? Overall, the volume will serve to illuminate how experiences of and attitudes to crime and the law may have corresponded or differed in different locations and contexts as well as contributing to a wider understanding of popular culture and consciousness in early modern and modern Europe.

Teaching Law and Criminal Justice Through Popular Culture

Teaching Law and Criminal Justice Through Popular Culture
Author: Julian Hermida
Release: 2021-07-05
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781000170719
Language: en
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This volume shows how university and college professors can create an engaging environment that encourages students to take a deep approach to learning through the use of popular culture stories in law school and in criminal justice classrooms. The use of popular culture (films, TV shows, books, songs, etc.) can enhance the deep learning process by helping students develop cognitive skills, competencies, and practices that are essential for the professional practice of law and criminal justice and which are often neglected in traditional law school and criminal justice curricula. The book covers such topics as: critical thinking skills in legal and criminal justice education the role of popular culture in educating for rapid cognition factors that foster intrinsic motivation using storytelling in law and criminal justice teaching with popular culture stories popular culture and media literacy in the classroom lawyers and criminal justice agents and their dealings with the press influence of popular culture stories in the legal and criminal justice fields regulations for the use of media texts in the legal and criminal justice fields how stereotyping is influenced by popular media how to prepare a promising syllabus or course outline This unique book is the result of the author’s many years of teaching as well as of many meaningful discussions in seminars and teaching and learning workshops that he facilitated. This very easy-to-read and entertaining volume will show readers how to enhance their classes by creating a motivating and engaging environment that will foster students’ deep learning experiences.

Popular Culture Crime and Social Control

Popular Culture  Crime and Social Control
Author: Mathieu Deflem
Release: 2010-04-21
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9781849507325
Language: en
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Contains contributions on the theme of popular culture, crime, and social control. This title includes chapters that tease out various criminologically relevant issues, pertaining to crime/deviance and/or the control thereof, on the basis of an analysis of various aspects and manifestations of popular culture, including music, and movies.

Crime Deviance and Popular Culture

Crime  Deviance and Popular Culture
Author: Dimitris Akrivos,Alexandros K. Antoniou
Release: 2019-01-28
Editor: Springer
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9783030049126
Language: en
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This book explores the links between crime, deviance and popular culture in our highly-mediatised era, offering an insight into the cultural processes through which particular practices acquire a criminal or deviant status, and come to be seen as social problems. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the edited collection brings together international scholars across various areas of specialisation to provide an up-to-date analysis of some important and topical issues in 21st-century popular culture. The chapters look at different aspects of popular culture, including fictional detective narratives and the true crime genre, popular media constructions of sexual deviance and Islamophobia, sports, graffiti and outlaw biker subcultures. The authors examine a wide range of relevant case studies through a number of crime and deviance-related theories. Crime, Deviance and Popular Culture will be of importance to scholars and students across several disciplines, including criminology, sociology of deviance, social anthropology, media studies, cultural studies, television studies and linguistics.

Popular Participation in Japanese Criminal Justice

Popular Participation in Japanese Criminal Justice
Author: Andrew Watson
Release: 2016-10-26
Editor: Springer
Pages: 177
ISBN: 9783319350776
Language: en
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This book analyses the mixed courts of professional and lay judges in the Japanese criminal justice system. It takes a particular focus on the highly public start of the mixed court, the saiban-in system, and the jury system between 1928-1943. This was the first time Japanese citizens participated as decision makers in criminal law. The book assesses reasons for the jury system's failure, and its suspension in 1943, as well as the renewed interest in popular involvement in criminal justice at the end of the twentieth century. Popular Participation in Japanese Criminal Justice proceeds by explaining the process by which lay participation in criminal trials left the periphery to become an important national matter at the turn of the century. It shows that rather than an Anglo-American jury model, outline recommendations made by the Japanese Judicial Reform Council were for a mixed court of judges and laypersons to try serious cases. Concerns about the lay judge/saiban-in system are raised, as well as explanations for why it is flourishing in contemporary society despite the failure of the jury system during the period 1928-1943. The book presents the wider significance of Japanese mixed courts in Asia and beyond, and in doing so will be of great interests to scholars of socio-legal studies, criminology and criminal justice.

Theories of Crime Through Popular Culture

Theories of Crime Through Popular Culture
Author: Sarah E. Daly
Release: 2020-11-25
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9783030544348
Language: en
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This textbook brings criminology theories to life through a wide range of popular works in film, television and video games including 13 Reasons Why, Game of Thrones, The Office, and Super Mario Bros, from a variety of contributors. It serves as an engaging and creative introduction to both traditional and modern theories by applying them to more accessible, non-criminal justice settings. It helps students to think more broadly like critical criminologists and to identify these theories in everyday life and modern culture. It encourages them to continue their learning outside of the classroom and includes discussion questions following each chapter. The chapters use extracts from the original works and support the assertions with research and commentary. This textbook will help engage students in the basics of criminology theory from the outset.

Crime Protest and Popular Politics in Southern England 1740 1850

Crime  Protest and Popular Politics in Southern England  1740 1850
Author: John Rule
Release: 1997-07-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 266
ISBN: 9780826462282
Language: en
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Southern England has been studied considerably less than the industrializing north and midlands in the debate on the standard of living in the period up to 1850. Yet it is becoming clear that it was in the south and in the countryside that the greatest poverty and deprivation was to be found. These essays examine responses to the struggle to live. The responses ranged from, at the most extreme, sheep-stealing and incendiarism to joining in food riots in an attempt to impose a "moral economy". More sustained protest is to be seen in passive and sometimes active resistance to authority, and in particular in the opposition to the introduction of the New Poor Law of 1834. Finally the appeal yet limitations of Chartism in the south is demonstrated.

Crime and Ornament

Crime and Ornament
Author: Bernie Miller,Melony Ward
Release: 2002
Editor: Y Y Z Books
Pages: 300
ISBN: UOM:39015056656971
Language: en
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Adolf Loos’s provocative essay "Ornament and Crime" continues to ignite controversy, even outrage. His contentious assumptions have inspired the writers in this anthology who explore ornament in film, visual art, literature, fashion, sports, gay culture, and, of course, architecture. The resulting lively interrogations reinstate ornament as a potent cultural indicator.

Born a Crime

Born a Crime
Author: Trevor Noah
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: One World
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780399588181
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid “Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Criminology Goes to the Movies

Criminology Goes to the Movies
Author: Nicole Rafter,Michelle Brown
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780814777411
Language: en
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From a look at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to recent films like Traffic and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film. Criminology Goes to the Movies connects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown’s book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and analytical tools of criminology to uncover previously unnoticed meanings in film, ultimately making the study of criminological theory more engaging and effective for students while simultaneously demonstrating how theories of crime circulate in our mass-mediated worlds. The result is an illuminating new way of seeing movies and a delightful way of learning about criminology. Instructor's Guide

Crime TV

Crime TV
Author: Jonathan A. Grubb,Chad Posick
Release: 2021-07-27
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781479838639
Language: en
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From Game of Thrones to Breaking Bad, the key theories and concepts in criminal justice are explained through the lens of television In Crime TV, Jonathan A. Grubb and Chad Posick bring together an eminent group of scholars to show us the ways in which crime—and the broader criminal justice system—are depicted on television. From Breaking Bad and Westworld to Mr. Robot and Homeland, this volume highlights how popular culture frames our understanding of crime, criminological theory, and the nature of justice through modern entertainment. Featuring leading criminologists, Crime TV makes the key concepts and analytical tools of criminology as engaging as possible for students and interested readers. Contributors tackle an array of exciting topics and shows, taking a fresh look at feminist criminology on The Handmaid’s Tale, psychopathy on The Fall, the importance of social bonds on 13 Reasons Why, radical social change on The Walking Dead, and the politics of punishment on Game of Thrones. Crime TV offers a fresh and exciting approach to understanding the essential concepts in criminology and criminal justice and how theories of crime circulate in popular culture.

Places and Spaces of Crime in Popular Imagination

Places and Spaces of Crime in Popular Imagination
Author: Olga Roebuck,árka Bubíková
Release: 2022-02-28
Editor: Jagiellonian University Press
Pages: 118
ISBN: 8323349800
Language: en
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Places and Spaces of Crime in Popular Imagination ventures into the realms of genre literature to explore its rendering of locations and spaces. It brings a varied theoretical framework to the exploration of genres such as crime fiction, the spy novel, the academic mystery, crime comics, and crime film.

Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture
Author: Ashley Pearson,Thomas Giddens,Kieran Tranter
Release: 2018-06-27
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781351470506
Language: en
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In a world of globalised media, Japanese popular culture has become a signifi cant fountainhead for images, narrative, artefacts, and identity. From Pikachu, to instantly identifi able manga memes, to the darkness of adult anime, and the hyper- consumerism of product tie- ins, Japan has bequeathed to a globalised world a rich variety of ways to imagine, communicate, and interrogate tradition and change, the self, and the technological future. Within these foci, questions of law have often not been far from the surface: the crime and justice of Astro Boy; the property and contract of Pokémon; the ecological justice of Nausicaä; Shinto’s focus on order and balance; and the anxieties of origins in J- horror. This volume brings together a range of global scholars to refl ect on and critically engage with the place of law and justice in Japan’s popular cultural legacy. It explores not only the global impact of this legacy, but what the images, games, narratives, and artefacts that comprise it reveal about law, humanity, justice, and authority in the twenty-first century.

Teaching Law and Criminal Justice Through Popular Culture

Teaching Law and Criminal Justice Through Popular Culture
Author: Julian Hermida
Release: 2021-07-05
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9781000170634
Language: en
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This volume shows how university and college professors can create an engaging environment that encourages students to take a deep approach to learning through the use of popular culture stories in law school and in criminal justice classrooms. The use of popular culture (films, TV shows, books, songs, etc.) can enhance the deep learning process by helping students develop cognitive skills, competencies, and practices that are essential for the professional practice of law and criminal justice and which are often neglected in traditional law school and criminal justice curricula. The book covers such topics as: critical thinking skills in legal and criminal justice education the role of popular culture in educating for rapid cognition factors that foster intrinsic motivation using storytelling in law and criminal justice teaching with popular culture stories popular culture and media literacy in the classroom lawyers and criminal justice agents and their dealings with the press influence of popular culture stories in the legal and criminal justice fields regulations for the use of media texts in the legal and criminal justice fields how stereotyping is influenced by popular media how to prepare a promising syllabus or course outline This unique book is the result of the author’s many years of teaching as well as of many meaningful discussions in seminars and teaching and learning workshops that he facilitated. This very easy-to-read and entertaining volume will show readers how to enhance their classes by creating a motivating and engaging environment that will foster students’ deep learning experiences.

The Monster of Florence

The Monster of Florence
Author: Douglas Preston
Release: 2008-06-10
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780446537414
Language: en
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In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt and Erik Larson, the author of the #1 NYT bestseller The Lost City of the Monkey God presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence as he seeks to uncover one of the most infamous figures in Italian history. In 2000, Douglas Preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence. Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation. Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of Preston's thrillers, The Monster of Florence, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, Preston and Spezi, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

Popular Culture Crime and Justice

Popular Culture  Crime  and Justice
Author: Frankie Y. Bailey,Donna C. Hale
Release: 1997
Editor: International Thomson Publishing Services
Pages: 306
ISBN: UOM:39015040543764
Language: en
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Popular Culture, Crime, And Justice closely examines how the criminal justice system is presented in the mass media from a variety of perspectives and, along the way, helps us to sort out our own thinking about the validity of this information.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime Media and Popular Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime  Media  and Popular Culture
Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter,Michelle Brown
Release: 2018
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 2232
ISBN: 0190494670
Language: en
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Crime and punishment fascinate. Overwhelming in their media dominance, they present us with our most popular television programs, films, novels, art works, video games, podcasts, social media streams and hashtags. This work offers a foundational space for understanding the cultural life and imaginative force and power of crime and punishment. Across five areas foundational to the study of crime and media, leading scholars from five continents engage cutting edge scholarship in order to provide definitive overviews of over 120 topics.

Crime Media and Reality

Crime  Media  and Reality
Author: Venessa Garcia,Samantha G. Arkerson
Release: 2017-12-08
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781442260825
Language: en
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Garcia and Arkerson look at the influence of crime news and true crime television series that prevent the public from distinguishing pure entertainment from the realities of crime and justice.