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The Rape of the Central Park Jogger

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the Central Park jogger case in New York which involved the rape and assault of a young woman on April 19, 1989. It examines the media coverage and public reactions to the case ... More


High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book starts by considering the following: O. J. Simpson, the Central Park jogger, Bensonhurst, William Kennedy Smith, and Rodney King. These names mean more than crimes and criminals, more than ... More


In re the Legal System

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the strategies of legal actors and the perceptions of high profile cases in the U.S. and analyzes the consequences of legal cases becoming conflated with social causes in ... More


When Cases Become Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about high profiles cases in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s and how they became social causes. Seven cases are studied in this volume ... More


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