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On Being a Victim

Frederic G. Reamer

in On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177337
eISBN:
9780231543323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177337.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Focuses on the experiences of crime victims and meetings between the Parole Board and victims. It includes extensive case examples and realistic dialogue.


Introduction: The Problem

Mihaela Mihai

in Negative Emotions and Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176507
eISBN:
9780231541183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176507.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Introduction formulates the two guiding questions of the book: Do aspiring democracies need to engage with a past of violence? If yes, what institutional form should justice take, given the ... More


Actress/Character: The Heroines of Mintu the Murderer

Lotte Hoek

in Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162890
eISBN:
9780231535151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162890.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the ways through which women position themselves in the making of the film, Mintu the Murderer. Even though Bangladeshi communities had influenced the ideal, conventional female ... More


Mel Gibson’s Tortured Heroes: From the Symbolic Function of Blood to Spectacles of Pain

Lee Quinby

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the presence of torture in many of Mel Gibson’s films, including The Passion of the Christ, Braveheart, and Apocalypto. It argues that while Gibson heroes—with the exception ... More


Doing Torture in Film: Confronting Ambiguity and Ambivalence

Marnia Lazreg

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the 1965 feature film The Battle of Algiers, which dramatized an episode in the Algerian War during which torture was systematically used in the dismantling of an urban guerilla ... More


Documenting the Documentaries on Abu Ghraib: Facts Versus Distortion

Stjepan G. Mestrovic

in Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153591
eISBN:
9780231526975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153591.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the documentaries Standard Operating Procedure and The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, arguing that both failed to adequately capture the humanity and the dilemmas of victims and ... More


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