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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

Crime, Diversity, Culture, and Cultural Defense  

Clara Rigoni

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Jul 2018
Contemporary societies are culturally diverse. This diversity can be the result of different historical and social processes and might affect the uniformity and efficiency of criminal ... More

Crime Science  

Ella Cockbain and Gloria Laycock

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Mar 2017
Crime science (or more accurately crime and security science) has three core tenets: • the application of scientific methods • the study of crime and ... More

Crimesploitation  

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

Environmental Crime  

Carole Gibbs and Rachel Boratto

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Mar 2017
Environmental crime is a complex and ambiguous term for several reasons. It is sometimes used as an umbrella term for crimes related to biodiversity, wildlife, animals, natural resources, ... More

Examining the School-to-Prison Pipeline Metaphor  

Kayla Crawley and Paul Hirschfield

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Jun 2018
The school-to-prison pipeline (STPP) is a commonly used metaphor that was developed to describe the many ways in which schools have become a conduit to the juvenile and criminal justice ... 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

Fear of Crime  

Nicole Rader

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Mar 2017
Fear of crime has been a serious social problem studied for almost 40 years. Early researchers focused on operationalization and conceptualization of fear of crime, specifically focusing ... 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

Finance Crime  

Arjan Reurink

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Nov 2018
Finance crime, that is, white-collar crime that occurs in the markets for financial goods and services, appears to be pervasive in 21st-century capitalism. Since the outbreak of the global ... More

Focused Deterrence Strategies  

Anthony Braga

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Feb 2017
Focused deterrence strategies are increasingly being implemented in the United States to reduce serious violent crime committed by gangs and other criminally-active groups, recurring ... More

General Strain Theory  

Timothy Brezina

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Feb 2017
General strain theory (GST) provides a unique explanation of crime and delinquency. In contrast to control and learning theories, GST focuses explicitly on negative treatment by others and ... 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

Immigration and Crime  

Frances Bernat

In the context of crime, victimization, and immigration in the United States, research shows that people are afraid of immigrants because they think immigrants are a threat to their safety ... More

Immigration Detention and Punishment  

Sarah Turnbull

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Mar 2017
Subject:
Corrections
The use of detention for immigration purposes is a carceral trend that continues to increase across the world and is a phenomenon no longer limited to so-called western countries or the ... More

Incarceration Rates in an International Perspective  

Marc Mauer

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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

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