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Representations of Public Sex in Crime, Media, and Popular Culture  

David Bell

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Jul 2017
Public sex is a term used to describe various forms of sexual practice that take place in public, including cruising, cottaging (sex in public toilets), and dogging. Public sex has a long ... More

Resistance in Popular Culture  

Marc Schuilenburg

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Feb 2017
Much of the existing research on video games seems to stall over the issue of whether or not violence in games is as innocent as is alleged. Scientists are still divided as to whether or ... More

School Shootings in the Media  

Glenn Muschert and Jaclyn Schildkraut

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Jul 2017
Stories about crime are staples in modern mainstream media, with the greatest emphasis placed on the most extreme cases. School shootings are particularly exemplary of this, as when word ... More

Security and Surveillance in Film  

Timothy Holmes

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Jul 2017
Security and surveillance have featured heavily in film over the years. Their depiction has provided a platform for debate about appropriate levels of surveillance and has provided tangible ... More

Serial Killing and Representation  

Phillip L. Simpson

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Jul 2017
Serial killing is an age-old problem, though it was not popularly known by that name until the 1980s. It took the rise of mass media and the mechanisms of mass production to create the ... More

Sex Crimes and the Media  

Tanya Serisier

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Jan 2017
In media representations the term sex crimes most frequently refers to rape and child sexual abuse, although it can include a wider range of acts such as exhibitionism and voyeurism. While ... More

Sexting  

Emma Bond

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Oct 2016
Sexting has recently attracted both media and academic attention. Mostly associated with adolescents, sexting, broadly speaking, refers to the production of and sharing of a naked or ... More

Social Media, Vigilantism and Indigenous People in Australia  

Chris Cunneen and Sophie Russell

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Sep 2017
The pervasiveness and prominence of mass media are key features of contemporary societies. Nowhere is this more relevant than when we look at the ubiquity of social media. In recent years, ... More

Solitary Confinement in American Popular Culture  

Carlos Monteiro and Natasha Frost

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Jul 2017
With its long and storied history, solitary confinement has fascinated Americans since the birth of the penitentiary in the late 1700s. Once a practice that loomed large in literary ... More

Spatialization and Carceral Geographies  

Dominique Moran

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Jun 2017
Carceral geography has emerged as a vibrant and important subdiscipline of human geography, and there is increasing, and productive, dialogue among human geographers concerned with the ... More

Sports Crime and Popular Culture  

Nic Groombridge

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Apr 2017
Sport is a part of our shared global and separate national popular cultures. Understanding of baseball may be low in the United Kingdom and may come from films like Field of Dreams, but the ... More

Street Cultures  

Johnny Ilan

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Mar 2017
Street culture, the states of being, beliefs, and patterns of behavior associated with the most excluded urban populations, can be observed across the world in numerous varieties. Scholars ... More

Surveys and the Study of Crime, Mass Media, and Popular Culture  

Jeffery Dennis

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Jul 2016
The survey, a research methodology in which variables are measured through the answers to questions on a data collection tool called a “survey questionnaire,” has been used to investigate ... More

Television Judge Shows: Nordic and U.S. Perspectives  

Helle Porsdam

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Mar 2017
Legal discourse is language that people use in a globalizing and multicultural society to negotiate acceptable behaviors and values. We see this played out in popular cultural forums such ... More

Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Popular Culture in the Post-9/11 Context  

Stephen Muzzatti

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Feb 2017
The themes of terrorism and counter-terrorism have infused the America media’s cultural production for several decades. These popular culture products were designed first for consumption by ... More

The “CSI Effect”  

Kimberlianne Podlas

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Aug 2017
Prosecutors and members of law enforcement have complained that television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have cultivated in jurors’ unreasonable expectations about forensic ... More

The Cultural Afterlife of Criminal Evidence  

Katherine Biber

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Apr 2017
This article explores what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings, described here as the afterlife of evidence. The text investigates the ways that this ... More

The Cultural Politics of Indigenous Struggles and Aboriginal Riots  

Barry Morris

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Dec 2016
In examining Aboriginal riots, the conditions of political antagonism and the distinct ways these relations of antagonism are played out take precedence. Ethnographic approaches that ... More

The (In)visibility of Race in Twentieth-Century Crime Films  

Taunya Lovell Banks

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Aug 2017
Crime films defy precise definition. This category includes traditional courtroom films like Witness for the Prosecution (1957), detective films like Gone Girl (2014), prison films like The ... More

Transgressive Imaginations  

Lizzie Seal and Maggie O'Neill

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Feb 2017
Transgressive imaginations refers to the breaking of rules and taboos including, but not limited to, acts of crime and violence as they are represented in fictive texts and ... More

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