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Monsters in and among us : toward a Gothic criminology

Author: Caroline Joan Picart; Cecil E Greek
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays interrogates contemporary visualizations of the Gothic and the monstrous in film and media. The ongoing fascination with evil, as simultaneously repellant and irresistibly attractive, in the Hollywood film, criminological case studies, popular culture, and even public policy points to the emergence of "Gothic criminology" with its focus on themes such as blood lust, compulsion, godlike
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Monsters in and among us.
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)607742063
Online version:
Monsters in and among us.
Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2007
(OCoLC)608297606
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Joan Picart; Cecil E Greek
ISBN: 9780838641590 0838641598
OCLC Number: 83758538
Description: 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: toward a Gothic criminology / Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and Cecil Greek --
Bodies under scandal : civic Gothic as genre / Edward J. Ingebretsen --
"My, that's a big one" : masculinity and monstrosity in Dirty Harry / Davis W. Houck --
Mother and monster : the rhetorical structure of The man who knew too much / Thomas Benson --
The substance abuse film and the Gothic : typology, narrative, and hallucination / Jason Grant McKahan --
Making a killing in the marketplace : incorporation as a monstrous process / Pat Gill --
The big city rogue cop as monster : images of NYPD and LAPD / Cecil Greek --
Gothic criminology and criminal justice policy / Raymond Surette --
The compulsion of real/reel serial killers and vampires : toward a Gothic criminology / Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and Cecil Greek --
Profiling the terrorist as a mass murderer / Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and Cecil Greek.
Responsibility: edited by Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart and Cecil Greek.
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