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Crime and law in media culture

Crime and law in media culture

Law of America > Law of the United States > Massachusetts > KFM2544

Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Sheila Brown
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 2003
  • Type: Book
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Short Description

VI, 224 pages ; 23 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Crime and law in media culture is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Responsable Person: Sheila Brown.
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 9 editions
  • First edition Date: 2003
  • Last edition Date: 2007
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KFM2544
  • Dewey Code: 364
  • ISBN: 0335205496 9780335205493 0335205488 9780335205486
  • OCLC: 50023415

Main Contents

1. Mediatization, modernity and globalization: crime and law in media culture?
Approaching media, crime, and culture
Thought-crime prevention? Early conceptions of the mass and the media
Media messaging in modernity
The global soul? Globalization, identity and media culture
The emergence of the media hybrid
The academe and the study of media, crime and law
Modern media and the criminological project: dichotomies and dilemmas
2. Real crime/crime stories: the collapse of fantasy and fact?
Crime: metaphorically speaking, a practice?
Crime dramas: the collapse of the 'real'?
Will the missing context please stand up? 'Implosion' and its problems
3. Novel forms, dramatic scenes: crime and law in popular culture
Reading crime fiction: crime in popular culture
Reading law film
Reading the fictive: doing the culture
4. Does splatter matter? Representing VIolence, regulating consumption
A passionate cause: the splatter effect
Representing VIolence and the body
Contestation and cultures of VIolence
The political and the aesthetic: gendered VIolence
Does splatter (still) matter?
5. (S)talking in cyberspace: VIrtuality, crime and law
Cyberspace and cybercultures: approaching the prosthetic
Crime, law and the cyber
The VIrtual/real: where does it leave crime and law?
6. Crime, law and media futures
Cartographic convolutions? The media mapping of crime and law
Beyond and outside the postmodern
Crime and law in media culture
Entailments, ethics and crime, law, media, futures.

Summary Note

Explores the situating of law and crime within the range and scope of contemporary media forms. This work begins from the premise that the society, including crime and criminal justice, is embraced by media culture. It opens up the boundaries between traditional aspects of law and criminology, and the concerns of sociology and cultural studies.

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