Changing Images of Law in Film and Television Crime Stories

Changing Images of Law in Film and Television Crime Stories

by Timothy O. Lenz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820457922

ISBN-13: 9780820457925

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.

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.

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:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Politics, Media and Popular Culture Ser., #7
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.02(d)

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