By Austin Sarat,Lawrence Douglas,Martha Umphrey

ISBN-10: 0804751625

ISBN-13: 9780804751629

The proliferation of pictures of legislations, felony approaches, and officers on tv and in movie is a phenomenon of large importance. Mass-mediated photos are as robust, pervasive, and significant as are different early twenty-first-century social forces—e.g. globalization, neo-colonialism, and human rights—in shaping and remodeling felony existence. but students have only in the near past started to envision how legislation works during this new enviornment and to discover the implications of the illustration of legislations within the relocating snapshot. Law at the Screen advances our knowing of the relationship among legislation and picture by means of examining them as narrative kinds, interpreting movie for its jurisprudential content—that is, its methods of critiquing the current criminal international and imagining an alternate one—and increasing reviews of the illustration of legislation in movie to incorporate questions of reception.

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