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Television and the Drama of Crime (New Directions in Criminology) by Richard Sparks

Crime series are prime time viewing. They are significant in understanding the rhetorics of crime and law enforcement in our society. Richard Sparkes explores the relations between watching "cop shows" (like "Hill St Blues", "Miami Vice", "Bulman" and "The Sweeney") and the extent and intensity of public fear and alarm about crime. He examines the arguments about the effects of television violence; analyses the prevalence of certain predominant images and kinds of story, and their appeal to the audience; and relates them to the wider social and political agenda. He draws upon and successfully interweaves social theory, social psychology, cultural and media studies, narrative theory and criminology in providing an important account of the meanings of crime and law enforcement in contemporary culture.
Television and the Drama of Crime (New Directions in Criminology)
Author:
by Richard Sparks
Title:
Television and the Drama of Crime (New Directions in Criminology)
ISBN:
0335093280
ISBN13:
978-0335093281
Publisher:
Open University Press (June 1, 1992)
Language:
English
Category:
Social Sciences
Size ePub version:
1445 kb
Size PDF version:
1448 kb
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4.5
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