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Shots in the Mirror: Crime Films and Society

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Movies play a central role in shaping our understanding of crime and the world generally, helping us define what is good and bad, desirable and unworthy, lawful and illicit, strong and weak. Crime films raise controversial issues about the distribution of social power and the meanings of deviance, and they provide a safe space for fantasies of rebellion, punishment, and th ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1900)
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Overall fascinating look into crime in film. Nothing groundbreaking, but the information is explained well. That master list of movies at the end is amazing too--I can't wait to watch them all.
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Nicole Rafter is Professor Emerita of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University.

She achieved her PhD in Criminal Justice from State University of New York. Albany sparked her academia career in feminist criminology. She began writing on delinquent individuals from the time of her very first publication in 1969.

In 1977 Rafter began teaching at Northeastern University’s College o
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