Crime Files

Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories

Authors: Biressi, Anita

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Why do true crime stories exert such popular fascination? What do they have to say about the fear of crime in the present moment? This book examines the historical origins and development of true crime and its evolution into distinctive contemporary forms. Embracing a range of non-fiction accounts - true crime book and magazines, law and order television, popular journalism - it traces how they harness and explore current concerns about law and order, crime and punishment and personal vulnerability.

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ANITA BIRESSI is a Lecturer in Media Studies at the Department of Arts and Media, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories
Authors
Series Title
Crime Files
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Anita Biressi
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1359-3
DOI
10.1057/9781403913593
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-74547-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41049-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 238
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