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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Note on Use of Dates
  2. p. xi
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  1. 1. Introduction: Taking Criminology to the Movies
  2. pp. 1-13
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  1. 2. “For Money and a Woman”: Rational Choice Theories and Double Indemnity
  2. pp. 14-27
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  1. 3. “He’s Alive!”: Biological Theories and Frankenstein
  2. pp. 28-46
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  1. 4. “Blood, Mother, Blood!”: Psychological Theories and Psycho
  2. pp. 47-66
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  1. 5. “You Talking to Me?”: Social Disorganization Theories and Taxi Driver
  2. pp. 67-82
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  1. 6. “You’re Giving Me a Nervous Breakdown”: Strain Theories and Traffic
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. 7. Getting the Drift: Social Learning Theories and Mystic River
  2. pp. 101-118
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  1. 8. “Pornography in Foot-High Stacks”: Labeling Theory and Capturing the Friedmans
  2. pp. 119-137
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  1. 9. Fight the Power: Conflict Theories and Do the Right Thing
  2. pp. 138-152
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  1. 10. “Let Her Go”: Feminist Criminology and Thelma & Louise
  2. pp. 153-166
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  1. 11. A Matter of Time: Life-Course Theories and City of God
  2. pp. 167-183
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  1. 12. Conclusion: The Big Picture
  2. pp. 184-186
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  1. Appendix of Films
  2. pp. 187-189
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 191-203
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 205-219
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 221-225
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  1. About the Authors
  2. p. 227
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