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A Genre Study of Prosecutors and Criminal Defense Lawyers in American Movies and Television  

Michael Asimow

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Jul 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
The term genre refers to a set of thematically or stylistically similar popular cultural texts. Courtroom narratives form both movie and television genres, and criminal trials form ... More

Alternatives to Incarceration  

Faye S. Taxman and Alex Breno

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Apr 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Alternatives to incarceration are more than options, they have evolved into sentences of their own accord. Originally, probation and prison were the two major sentences; however, the ... More

American Lawyer and Courtroom Comedies  

David Ray Papke

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Nov 2016
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
A large amount of American law-related popular culture is comedic. Inexpensive literature, Hollywood movies, and prime-time series routinely include images of amusing lawyers and accounts ... More

American Trial Films and the Popular Culture of Law  

Jessica Silbey

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Feb 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
The American trial and American cinema share certain epistemological tendencies. Both stake claims to an authoritative form of knowledge based on the indubitable quality of observable ... More

Fakes and Forgeries in Art, and the More Specific Term “Art Fraud”: A Criminological Perspective  

Kenneth Polk

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Dec 2016
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Fakes and forgeries are topics of frequent and agitated discussion in the art world. For criminologists, this interests shifts to art fraud because of its fit with issues of non-authentic ... More

Bank Robbery in Popular Culture  

Chad Posick

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Jan 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bank robbery is an uncommon, but highly fascinating, type of crime. The media often focus on bank robberies, especially if an event was violent or involved weapons. However, data show that ... More

Big Data and Visuality  

Janet Chan

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Jul 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Internet and telecommunications, ubiquitous sensing devices, and advances in data storage and analytic capacities have heralded the age of Big Data, where the volume, velocity, and variety ... More

Biplanes, Satellites, and Drones: A High Resolution History of Eyes in the Sky  

Arthur Holland Michel

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Jul 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
As we find ourselves bearing witness—even in our own backyards—to what is increasingly being referred to as the “drone revolution,” it might be a good time to turn our attention back in ... More

Capital Punishment, Closure, and Media  

Jody Madeira

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Nov 2016
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
In contemporary society, “closure” refers to “end to a traumatic event or an emotional process” (Berns, 2011, pp. 18–19)—and, in the more specific context of capital punishment, ... More

Car Crimes and the Cultural Imagination  

Thalia Anthony and Kieran Tranter

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Nov 2016
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
The car and crime become entrenched in the cultural imagination with the widely circulated images of the bullet-hole-ravaged Ford V8 that Bonnie (Parker) and Clyde (Barrow) were in when ... More

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