Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories
By (author) Anita Biressi
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Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories by Anita Biressi
Book DescriptionWhy 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333745472
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Anita Biressi
ANITA BIRESSI is a Lecturer in Media Studies at the Department of Arts and Media, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.
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