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Crime fiction and the law

Publicado por : Birkbeck Law Press (Abingdon, Oxon | New York) Detalles físicos: viii, 181 páginas ISBN:9781315745220; 1315745224. Año : 2017
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1. The introduction didn't do it / Maria Aristodemou -- 2. Critique, crime fiction and the no right answer thesis / Patricia Tuitt -- 3. The rise of crime fiction and the fading of law's empire : chronicle of a swap foretold / Anton Schütz -- 4. French television crime fictions : the case of Spiral (Engrenages) : coming out of the confusion / Barbara Villez -- 5. Locating justice in Wallander : trading TV stories, local jurisdictions and global injustice in the Swedish and UK Wallanders / Janet McCabe -- 6. Attainable utopias / Oscar Guardiola-Rivera -- 7. Necessary deceptions : Kafka and the mystery of law / Peter Fitzpatrick -- 8. Suspending democracy : vigilante justice and the rule of law in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy / Chris Boge -- 9. Lawless / Fiona MacMillan and Chris Boge.

"This book opens up a range of important perspectives on law and violence by considering the ways in which their relationship is formulated in literature, television and film. Employing critical legal theory to address the relationship between crime fiction, law and justice, it considers a range of topics, including: the relationship between crime fiction, legal reasoning and critique; questions surrounding the relationship between law and justice; gender issues; the legal, political and social impacts of fictional representations of crime and justice; post-colonial perspectives on crime fiction; as well as the impact of law itself on the crime fiction’s development. Introducing a new sub-field of legal and literary research, this book will be of enormous interest to scholars in critical, cultural and socio-legal studies, as well as to others in criminology, as well as in literature." --Page i.

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