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August 11, 2016

Cvltnation is a hipster website dedicated to all things dark.  It is a good place to find lists like '10 best black metal cassette releases of the year' or culty footage of bands like 'never before seen video of 1980 live Joy Division performance.'   It's basically cli...

January 13, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris on January 7, 2015 beg for a more nuanced understanding of what happened and why, than is currently available in the popular media. Cultural criminology considers both the background and foreground of crime, and also sometimes studie...

May 29, 2013

Paul Kaplan of the ACA and ACA contributor Daniel LaChance will be presenting a paper they've co-authored on To Catch a Predator at the Law & Society conference in Boston on Friday (May 31, 2013) at 10:15 am in Room 21 of the Boston Sheraton Hotel.

January 29, 2013

Blistering crimino-musicology from "5 Grams" author Dimitri Bogazianos.

https://dimitribogazianos.bandcamp.com/track/crack-and-hip-hop-prod-by-saundi-wilson?from=embed

November 30, 2012

This is a scene from Larry Clark's 1995 film "Kids." Clark became famous in the 70s for his photographs of young people doing lurid things. "Kids" was shocking because it had verisimilitude--it seemed like a nakedly truthful depiction of thoroughly debauched children....

October 30, 2012

The Norwegian band Mayhem is usually credited as the most important second wave 'black metal' band.  This is partly because their sound was innovative but mostly because the lead singer (known as 'Dead') killed himself and the guitar player ('Euronymous') was murdered...

October 24, 2012

Pussy Riot should probably be the inaugural post on the Art/Crime Archive.  These are the young women currently residing in prisons in Siberia (well, two of the three of them; one was released) for playing a political punk rock song inside the Church of Christ the Savi...

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