High-Profile Crimes : When Legal Cases Become Social Causes
By: Chancer, Lynn S.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (332 p.).ISBN: 9780226101132.Subject(s): Crime -- United States -- Public opinion | Crime -- United States -- Sociological aspects | Crime and the press -- United States | Crime in mass media | Mass media and public opinion -- United States | Trials -- United States -- Public opinionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: High-Profile Crimes : When Legal Cases Become Social CausesDDC classification: 364.1 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents -- Preface: The Larger Symbolism of Symbolic Cases -- Acknowledgments -- PART 1: Presenting Provoking Assaults: From New York to Los Angeles -- 1: When Cases Become Causes -- PART 2: Exemplifying a Genre: A Tale of Two Crimes -- 2: The Rape of the Central Park Jogger -- 3: The Murder of Yusef Hawkins -- PART 3: From Differing Advantage Points: ""Smith,"" ""Tyson,"" ""King,"" ""Denny ,"" and ""Simpson"" -- 4: In re the Legal System -- 5: More on the Press: Journalistic Divides -- 6: Taking Sides: Diverse Public Reactions -- PART 4: Stepping Back
7: High-Profile Crimes and American Culture -- Appendix A: Dates and Descriptions of Provoking Assaults -- Appendix B: Identifying the Top Twenty High-Profile Crimes,1985-1996 -- Appendix C: Acknowledging Intellectual Debts and Distinctions -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
O. J. Simpson. The Central Park jogger. Bensonhurst. William Kennedy Smith. Rodney King. These are more than crimes and criminals, more than court cases. They are cultural events that, for better or worse, gave concrete expression to latent social conflicts in American society. In High-Profile Crimes, Lynn Chancer explores how these cases became conflated with larger social causes on a collective level and how this phenomenon has affected the law, the media, and social movements. An astute and incisive chronicle of some of the most polarizing cases of the 1980s and 1990s, High-Profile Crimes s
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