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Big Data and Visuality  

Janet Chan

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Jul 2017
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

Capital Punishment, Closure, and Media  

Jody Madeira

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Nov 2016
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

Content Analysis in the Study of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture  

Lisa A. Kort-Butler

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Sep 2016
Content analysis is considered both a quantitative and a qualitative research method. The overarching goal of much of the research using this method is to demonstrate and understand how ... More

Crime and Celebrity  

Lindsay Steenberg

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Mar 2017
This article brings together scholarship on crime and celebrity in media culture to offer an overview on the works that engage with their intersection points. Focusing on Anglo-American ... More


Paul Kaplan and Daniel LaChance

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Apr 2017
Crimesploitation is a kind of reality television programming that depicts nonactors committing, detecting, prosecuting, and punishing criminal behavior. In programs like Cops, To Catch a ... More

Experimental Design in the Study of Crime Media and Popular Culture  

Cara Rabe-Hemp and John C. Navarro

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Aug 2016
In the study of crime media and popular culture, researchers have a wide range of research methodologies at their disposal. Each methodology or standardized practice for producing ... More

Feminist Themes in Television Crime Dramas  

Nancy C. Jurik and Gray Cavender

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Jun 2017
The academic literature notes that male-centered protagonists dominated the crime genre (novels, film, television) for many years. However, beginning in the 1970s, when women began to ... 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

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

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