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High-Profile Crimes When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

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ISBN-10: 0226101126

ISBN-13: 9780226101125

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lynn S. Chancer

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O. J. Simpson. The Central Park jogger. Bensonhurst. William Kennedy Smith. Rodney King. These are more than crimes and criminals, more than court cases. They are cultural events that, for better or worse, gave concrete expression to latent social conflicts in American society. In "High-Profile Crimes, Lynn Chancer explores how these cases became conflated with larger social causes on a collective level and how this phenomenon has affected the law, the media, and social movements. An astute and incisive chronicle of some of the most polarizing cases of the 1980s and 1990s, "High-Profile Crimes shows that their landmark status results from the overlapping interaction of diverse…    
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Larger Symbolism of Symbolic
Presenting Provoking Assaults: From New York to Los Angeles
When Cases Become Causes
Exemplifying a Genre: A Tale of Two Crimes
The Rape of the Central Park Jogger
The Murder of Yusef Hawkins
From Differing Vantage Points: "Smith," "Tyson," "King," "Denny," and "Simpson"
In rethe Legal System
More on the Press: Journalistic Divides
Taking Sides: Diverse Public Reactions
Stepping Back
High-Profile Crimes and American Culture
Dates and Descriptions of Provoking Assaults
Identifying the Top Twenty High-Profile Crimes, 1985-1996
Acknowledging Intellectual Debts and Distinctions
Works Cited