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February 25, 2020

Criminal Behaviorology

The Exploitation of Crime: Crimesploitation and the Media Misuse of Reality Crime Stories

Paul Kaplan, PhD and Daniel La Chance, PhD, two experts on cultural criminology, have written on Crimesploitation, where reality programs create a kind of fol...

February 24, 2020

Tupac Shakur - arguably one of the most famous musical artists of all time who was no stranger to controversy - personified a mentality he dubbed 'Thug Life.' According to Tupac, to the outsider - namely white Americans - 'Thug Life' could never be understood. In the 1...

February 17, 2020


 

One Nation Under CCTV - a very Orwellian description of a Banksy that popped up in London several months ago. Banksy, well known for his counter-culture, anti-establishment, free-thought street art, tackles the controversial topic of mass surveillance in contemporary...

December 14, 2019


“American Vandal” is a Netflix mockumentary, which attempts to recreate the style of true-crime documentaries, such as “Making a Murderer” or the Ted Bundy Tapes documentary. However, “American Vandal” simulates the genre by providing a fictional setting and scenario...

November 12, 2019

Netflix came out with the series "Narcos" in 2015 which showcases the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The series goes through how Escobar came to be one of the richest men in the world. However, it romanticizes a world of violence and drugs. Young people tod...

October 31, 2019


In 1999, The Blair Witch Project became one of the highest-earning independent films of all time. It popularized the found-footage horror genre, created one of the first online viral marketing campaigns, and became an urban legend in its own right. However, while we'v...

October 18, 2019

Domestic violence, which includes physical and psychological violence, has been around
for centuries and yet widespread movements to bring this issue to light have taken place only
recently. Perhaps the earliest formal mechanism to protect people against domestic viole...

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