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Representations of Crime

Representations of Crime. Watch Ben Fitzpatrick discuss.

We are going to think about how ‘crime’ is represented in culture and the media, with particular reference to the question of whether those representations of crime correspond to some kind of objective reality out there in the world.

To start us off, in this video I discuss some issues to do with representations of crime. While you watch it, you could reflect on the representations of crime which you have encountered recently in the news, or in culture more broadly, (for example in TV drama, in film or in reading fiction).

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