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Media, Criminology, and Criminal Justice  

Ray Surette

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Sep 2018
In the 1840s, cheap mass-marketed newspapers raised the relationship among the media, crime, and criminal justice to a new level. The intervening history has only strengthened the bonds, ... More

Executive Clemency in the United States  

Margaret Colgate Love

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Jul 2018
Executive clemency has a rich history in the United States, both as an agent of justice and as a tool of politics. A presidential power to pardon was included in Article II of the ... More

Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Justice in Popular Culture  

Greta Olson

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Oct 2017
A discussion of feminist perspectives on crime and criminal justice in popular culture has to begin by pointing out that pop culture itself has traditionally been gendered as feminine. As ... More

Politics of Vision in the Carceral State: Legibility and Looking in Hostile Territory  

Ashley Hunt

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Oct 2017
As we begin to think about the United States as a carceral state, this means that the scale of incarceration practices have grown so great within it that they have a determining effect on ... More

A Critical Introduction to Arts Behind Bars  

Aylwyn Walsh

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Sep 2017
This article proposes a focus on some of the arguments in the field—what is “arts behind bars”? What are some of the intentions, and why would people do it? It also signals the range of ... More

Copycat Crime  

Ray Surette

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Sep 2017
The term “copycat crime” implies that the root of a crime can be found in exposure to a live model or media content concerning a prior crime. The four basic components of a copycat crime ... More

Cultural Criminology  

Jeff Ferrell, Keith Hayward, and Michelle Brown

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Sep 2017
Cultural criminology is concerned with the convergence of cultural, criminal, and crime control processes; as such, it situates criminality and its control in the context of cultural ... More

Film Noir  

William Luhr

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Sep 2017
Film noir is a term coined by French critics in 1946 to describe what they considered an emerging and exciting trend in Hollywood films—one that signaled a new maturity in American cinema. ... More

Folk Heroes and Folk Devils: The Janus Face of the Robber in Popular Culture  

Simon Hallsworth

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Sep 2017
In this study of how the street robber has been positioned in popular culture, two starkly opposite views are presented on how this figure has been represented: namely, as folk devil and ... More

Foucault and the Visual Reconstitution of Criminological Knowledge  

Stephen Pfohl

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Sep 2017
Criminology began as a speculative historical discourse about lawbreaking. Guided by the classical utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and Cesare Beccaria, criminology in the late ... More

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