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Juries in Film and Television  

Nancy Marder

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Apr 2017
The early jury films typically portray the jury as a passive group of men who simply watch the trial with little reaction. They are meant to stand in for the viewer. The viewer, like the ... More

Laws of Geography  

Michael Leitner, Philip Glasner, and Ourania Kounadi

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Feb 2018
The most prominent law in geography is Tobler’s first law (TFL) of geography, which states that “everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant ... More

Lawyers and Courts in French Popular Culture  

Barbara Villez

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Aug 2017
From watching imported American popular culture dramas focusing on criminal justice, French television viewers have become confused as to how their own legal system really works. They have ... More

Legal and Political Reponses to White-Collar Crime  

Tomomi Kawasaki

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Mar 2017
American responses to white-collar crime, especially corporate wrongdoing, passed a turning point in 1991 with the enactment of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations, which ... More

The Legal System in German Popular Culture  

Stefan Machura and Michael Böhnke

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Dec 2016
Legal themes, especially those related to crime, abound in German popular culture. This article covers some of the most politically significant and popular examples from the Weimar ... More

Lethal Violence: A Global View on Homicide  

Dietrich Oberwittler

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Aug 2019
As the most serious crime, homicide is both relevant and suitable for cross-national comparisons. The global homicide rate of ca. 6 per 100,000 people is an average of hugely diverging ... More

Life Without Parole Sentencing  

Christopher Seeds

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Aug 2019
Life without parole sentencing refers to laws, policies, and practices concerning lifetime prison sentences that also preclude release by parole. While sentences to imprisonment for life ... More

Making Gender-Responsive Programming More Queer Responsive  

Lindsay L. Kahle and Jill Rosenbaum

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Aug 2019
The emergence of feminist criminology several decades ago heralded the creation of theoretical and justice-involved spaces that are specifically centered and tailored to the unique needs ... More

Mass Incarceration in the United States: From Punishment to Public Health  

Ernest Drucker

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Jul 2019
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Corrections
Mass imprisonment in the United States is an epidemic that has spread across five generations affecting millions of individuals, their families, and hundreds of communities. The United ... More

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

Media Representations of Domestic Violence  

Meda Chesney-Lind and Nicholas Chagnon

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Apr 2017
Though it is generally given less attention than sexual assault, domestic violence is quite often depicted in corporate media products, including news broadcasts, television shows, and ... 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

Military Justice in Film  

Ann Ching

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Apr 2017
Military justice films occupy a unique space in film and legal studies, marrying two popular genres—courtroom dramas and military-themed films. This article examines the military justice ... More

Miscarriages of Justice  

Randall Grometstein

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Sep 2017
Miscarriages of justice, also called wrongful convictions and errors of justice (Forst, 2004), have long been a subject of popular interest. Traditional ballads and stories recounted the ... More

Moral Panics  

Chas Critcher

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Mar 2017
The concept of moral panic was first developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s, principally by Stan Cohen, initially for the purpose of analyzing the definition of and social ... More

Moral Panics and Folk Devils  

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

Moral panics refer to cultural and social situations where heightened and exaggerated attention is given to a moral issue, accompanied by inflated demands to activate and practice steps to ... More

Moral Regulation and Media Representations of the Female Body  

Anne Cossins

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Mar 2017
The literature on sexualization is replete with controversial debates surrounding the sexualization of the female body in multiple media formats and how various scholars have sought to ... More

Moving From Inequality: Housing Vouchers and Escaping Neighborhood Crime  

Michael Lens

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Dec 2017
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is the largest housing subsidy program in the United States, serving over 2.2 million households. Through the program, local public housing ... More

Music of the 1960s and Social Justice: Masterpieces of American Protest Songs and Why They Matter in the Trump Era  

Mark Hamm

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Aug 2017
This article offers a sociopolitical framework for appreciating seven masterpieces of American protest music that emerged during the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Attention is paid to ... More

Narrative Criminology: Crime as Produced by and Re-Lived Through Narratives  

Alfredo Verde

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Sep 2017
The origins of “narrative criminology”—meaning not so much the utilization of the narratives of (and on) criminals as the awareness of the importance of the narratives themselves and how ... More

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