Shots in the Mirror

Shots in the Mirror : Crime Films and Society

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In the first comprehensive study of its kind, well-known criminologist Nicole Rafter examines the relationship between society and crime films from the perspectives of criminal justice, film history and technique, and sociology. Dealing with over 400 films, ranging from gangster and cop movies through serial-killer and sex-crime films to trial and prison movies, "Shots in the Mirror" concentrates on works in the Hollywood tradition but also identifies a darker strain of critical films that portray crime and punishment more bleakly.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195175050
  • 9780195175059

About Nicole Rafter

Nicole Rafter, Professor Emeritus, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern Universityshow more

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