Popular representations of crime

Haylie Badman, Derek Dalton, R.V. Gundur

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Although traditionally neglected by criminologists, dramatised representations of crime and criminality have been recognised recently as worthy of criminological scrutiny (Martin 2019; Rafter 2007; Welsh, Fleming & Dowler 2011; Young 1996). Visual media like movies and television shows provide the public with “cultural information” on crime, criminality, policing and the criminal justice system (Martin 2019: 99). Not only do crime dramas reflect social attitudes, but they also influence the public’s perceptions of these issues (Welsh, Fleming & Dowler 2011)...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrime and Justice
Subtitle of host publicationA Guide to Criminology
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherLawbook Co.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780455244211
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • crime
  • crime in popular culture
  • crime dramas
  • crime - public perception


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