Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular by Nicole Rafter,Michelle Brown

By Nicole Rafter,Michelle Brown

From a glance at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to fresh movies like site visitors and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown exhibit that criminological conception is produced not just within the academy, via scholarly examine, but additionally in pop culture, via movie. Criminology is going to the films connects with ways that scholars are already considering criminologically via engagements with pop culture, encouraging them to exploit the standard international as a car for theorizing and realizing either crime and perceptions of illegal activity. the 1st paintings to carry a scientific and complex criminological point of view to undergo on crime movies, Rafter and Brown’s booklet offers a clean method of taking a look at cinema, utilizing the recommendations and analytical instruments of criminology to discover formerly disregarded meanings in movie, finally making the examine of criminological concept extra attractive and potent for college students whereas concurrently demonstrating how theories of crime circulation in our mass-mediated worlds. the result's an illuminating new means of seeing videos and a pleasant method of studying approximately criminology. 

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