Changing Images of Law in Film and Television Crime Stories

Changing Images of Law in Film and Television Crime Stories

by Timothy O. Lenz
     
 

One of the most important legal developments in the last half of the twentieth century was the change from criminal justice policies shaped primarily by liberal ideas to those shaped primarily by conservative ideas. This book examines images of law in Hollywood films and television crime dramas to better understand this conservative revolution in thinking about

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Overview

One of the most important legal developments in the last half of the twentieth century was the change from criminal justice policies shaped primarily by liberal ideas to those shaped primarily by conservative ideas. This book examines images of law in Hollywood films and television crime dramas to better understand this conservative revolution in thinking about crime. The crime stories depicted in popular legal fiction provide interesting as well as insightful perspectives on law in American society, particularly changing images of justice and its administration as well as individual rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820457925
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Politics, Media and Popular Culture Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Looking at Crime Stories1
Ch. 2Law in American Society23
Ch. 3Liberal Images of Law45
Ch. 4The Transition from Left to Right77
Ch. 5Conservative Images of Law105
Ch. 6A New Transitional Era?149
References179
Index189

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