Crime TV

Crime TV

Streaming Criminology in Popular Culture

Edited by Jonathan A. Grubb and Chad Posick

Published by: NYU Press

384 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm, 2 b/w illustrations

  • ISBN: 9781479884971
  • Published: July 2021

£26.99

From Game of Thrones to Breaking Bad, the key theories and concepts in criminal justice are explained through the lens of television
In Crime TV, Jonathan A. Grubb and Chad Posick bring together an eminent group of scholars to show us the ways in which crime—and the broader criminal justice system—are depicted on television. From Breaking Bad and Westworld to Mr. Robot and Homeland, this volume highlights how popular culture frames our understanding of crime, criminological theory, and the nature of justice through modern entertainment.
Featuring leading criminologists, Crime TV makes the key concepts and analytical tools of criminology as engaging as possible for students and interested readers. Contributors tackle an array of exciting topics and shows, taking a fresh look at feminist criminology on The Handmaid’s Tale, psychopathy on The Fall, the importance of social bonds on 13 Reasons Why, radical social change on The Walking Dead, and the politics of punishment on Game of Thrones.
Crime TV offers a fresh and exciting approach to understanding the essential concepts in criminology and criminal justice and how theories of crime circulate in popular culture.