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Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture (Paperback)

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    From a look at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to recent films like Traffic and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film. Criminology Goes to the Movies connects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown’s book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and analytical tools of criminology to uncover previously unnoticed meanings in film, ultimately making the study of criminological theory more engaging and effective for students while simultaneously demonstrating how theories of crime circulate in our mass-mediated worlds. The result is an illuminating new way of seeing movies and a delightful way of learning about criminology.


    ISBN 9780814776520
    Genre LAW / Criminal Law / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 227
    Publisher Date 2011-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New York Univ Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.84 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Crime Theory and Popular Culture
    Audience College/higher education
    Authors Rafter, Nicole

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