Crime and Criminals
Greenhaven Press, Oct 1, 2002 - Social Science - 160 pages
From Jeffrey Dahmer to Hannibal Lecter, from John Gotti to Don Corleone, real and imagined criminals and their crimes are a mainstay of media and entertainment. This volume explores the American criminal obsession. It also looks at how popular culture portrayals of crime and criminals affect perceptions of real crime and of the criminal justice system.
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Americas Criminal Obsession
Myths and Reality
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America's Most Wanted American argues audience become Byers cameras Capone celebrity century cops Copycat Copyright corrections court crime and criminals crime film crime shows crime stories critics D.B. Cooper death depicted detective docu-cop drugs Duane entertainment Excerpted famous fascination FBI agent fear featured fictional filmmakers following selection gang gangster film genre Godfather guys Hannibal Lecter Hollywood homicides images investigation Italian Italian-American Jeffrey Dahmer Jesse James John Gotti John Wayne Gacy journalists killing law enforcement Mafia magazine mass media motion pictures myth nation Natural Bor novels O.J. Simpson organized crime outlaw hero pattern played police political popular culture prison real-life reality crime programs reporters Reprinted with permission Robert Robin Hood says scene Selen serial killers serial murder serial-killer serial-killer films social society solve success television theater tion trial Valachi victims viewers violence violent crime western women writer York zines