A Course Book (2nd Edition)
Each chapter takes a particular legally themed film or television show, such as Philadelphia, Dead Man Walking, or Law and Order, treating it as both a cultural text and a legal text.
The new edition has been updated with new photos and includes greater emphasis on television than in the first edition because there are so many DVDs of older TV shows now available.
Law and Popular Culture is written in an accessible and engaging style, without theoretical jargon, and can serve as a basic text for undergraduates or graduate courses and be taught by anyone who enjoys pop culture and is interested in law. An instructor’s manual is available on request from the publisher and author.
ab_fm_t5 6/6/2013 8:24 AM Page vii 6. Legal Education 105 Assigned Film: The Paper Chase (1973) 7. Law on Television 124 Assigned Material: Boston Legal, Season 1, disk 1 (episodes 1–4) PART II: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 8. The Criminal Justice System 153 Assigned Television Show: Law & Order (Season 5, episodes 1–4) 9. The Jury 181 Assigned Film: 12 Angry Men (1957) 10. Military Justice 201 Assigned Film: A Few Good Men (1992) 11. The Death Penalty 220 Assigned Film: Dead Man Walking (1996) PART III: CIVIL JUSTICE 12. The Civil Justice System 241 Assigned Film: A Civil Action (1998) 13. Civil Rights 271 Assigned Film: Philadelphia (1993) 14. Family Law 302 Assigned Film: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) References 321 Stage Plays 336 Movies 336 Television Shows and Series 345 Court Cases 347 Index 349 viii | Contents ab_fm_t5 6/6/2013 8:24 AM Page viii