Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture

Criminology Goes to the Movies Crime Theory and Popular Culture 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 ac
  • Title: Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture
  • Author: Nicole Rafter Michelle Brown
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  • Page: 321
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  • Criminology Goes to the Movies: Crime Theory and Popular Culture
    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 crFrom 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 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.
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  • Nicole Rafter Michelle Brown

    Nicole Rafter is Professor Emerita of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University She achieved her PhD in Criminal Justice from State University of New York Albany sparked her academia career in feminist criminology She began writing on delinquent individuals from the time of her very first publication in 1969 In 1977 Rafter began teaching at Northeastern University s College of Criminal Justice in Boston, Massachusetts Here she developed one of the country s first courses on women and crime as well as a course on crime films In 1999 she resigned her position as a full time professor to focus on her writing projects In 2002 she resumed teaching at the College of Criminal Justice with a graduate course in Biological Theories of Crime.Her most recent two awards are the American Society of Criminology s Sutherland Award in 2009 as well as the Allen Austin Bartolemew award for Best Paper for Criminology s Darkest Hour Biocriminology in Nazi Germany.

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  • EDIT 27 12 I have now watched each movie out of this book with the said book in my hands, it is a real eyeopening experience I highly recommend this book, but also doing the movie book marathon to complete the effect.Criminology Goes to the Movies Crime Theory and Popular Culture is a work right up on my alley as it does mix two of my all time favorite fields academic criminology and movies This concept is not unfamiliar to me, on the contrary For a few years now I have been heavily considering [...]


  • A very clever method of understanding theory, and how our media portrays different criminological perspectives A good reference for anyone interested in crime media or looking for a way to unpack theory.


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