Lenz, Timothy O.
Changing Images of Law in Film and Television Crime Stories
Year of Publication: 2003
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. XIII, 192 pp., 6 ill.
ISBN 978-0-8204-5792-5 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.290 kg, 0.639 lbs
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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.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Author: Timothy O. Lenz is Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota. He has published articles on various aspects of public law, including the constitutional right to privacy, criminal justice policy, and law and American society.
Politics, Media, and Popular Culture. Vol. 7
General Editor: David A. Schultz