Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories - Biressi, Anita
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Why do true crime stories exert such popular fascination? What do they have to say about the fear of crime in the present moment? This book examines the historical origins and development of true crime and its evolution into distinctive contemporary forms. Embracing a range of non-fiction accounts - true crime book and magazines, law and order television, popular journalism - it traces how they harness and explore current concerns about law and order, crime and punishment and personal vulnerability.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Why do true crime stories exert such popular fascination? What do they have to say about the fear of crime in the present moment? This book examines the historical origins and development of true crime and its evolution into distinctive contemporary forms. Embracing a range of non-fiction accounts - true crime book and magazines, law and order television, popular journalism - it traces how they harness and explore current concerns about law and order, crime and punishment and personal vulnerability.
  • Produktdetails
  • Crime Files
  • Verlag: Springer Palgrave Macmillan; Palgrave Macmillan Uk
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-1-349-41049-1
  • 1st ed. 2001
  • Seitenzahl: 252
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Januar 2001
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 140mm x 13mm
  • Gewicht: 325g
  • ISBN-13: 9781349410491
  • ISBN-10: 1349410497
  • Artikelnr.: 44459943
Autorenporträt
ANITA BIRESSI is a Lecturer in Media Studies at the Department of Arts and Media, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface Acknowledgements PART ONE: TRUE CRIME: ISSUES, HISTORIES, CONTEXTS Introduction 'True Stories Only' Histories of True Crime Discourses of Law and Order in Modern Britain PART TWO: TRUE CRIME: STORIES, BODIES, CRIMINALS Crime Magazine Stories: From American Idiom to an English Vernacular Period True Crime: History from Below? Daring to Know: Looking at the Body in the New True Crime Magazine Figure in a Landscape: The Dangerous Individual in Criminal Biography Bibliography Index