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A Transnational Study of Law and Justice on TV.

9781509905683

A Transnational Study of Law and Justice on TV

Edited by Peter Robson and Jennifer L. Schulz

Hart Publishing, Oxford

2016

304 pages

$94.00

Hardcover

PN1992

Law scholars extend the study of law and justice on television from the US--where most of the the little research has been conducted--to 14 countries, and map out exactly what kind of law-centered television programming there was in November 2014. They examine all three phases of the legal process--apprehension (police focus), adjudication (lawyer focus) and disposition (prison/punishment focus)--in all legally themed programming, including drama, reality show, documentaries, and others). Across the countries, they find, the heaviest television focus rests on apprehension or police work. A special index describes all the law and justice programming that people in the 14 countries were able to access during November 2014--a list not available elsewhere. Distributed in the US by ISBS. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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