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Prime Suspect and Progressive Moral Fiction

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses the strengths and limitations of Prime Suspect as a work of progressive moral fiction. It identifies ways that the conventions of the crime genre and the strictures of ... More


Introduction

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This introductory chapter begins with a background on the television series Prime Suspect, which chronicles the life and career of Jane Tennison (Helen Mirren), a detective chief inspector and later ... More


Prime Suspect and Women in Policing

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The early absence of women police protagonists from novels and television programs was an accurate reflection of social reality. Women were largely excluded from the majority of police patrol and ... More


Private Troubles and Public Issues

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses Prime Suspect's treatment of social problems and socially marginalized individuals. First, it briefly addresses the history of social problems and social realism film and ... More


Investigating and Challenging

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter considers both the strategies of detection that enable Jane Tennison to solve cases and the television production techniques employed in the series that establish Tennison as a credible ... More


Doing Justice

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter focuses on Prime Suspect's treatment of justice issues. The main question is the degree to which the series fits within the corpus of a feminist crime genre and embodies a commitment to ... More


Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Gray Cavender

Nancy C. Jurik (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This book focuses on Prime Suspect, a popular British television film series starring Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Helen Mirren as fictional London policewoman Jane Tennison. The book ... More


Analytic Framework

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

in Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037191
eISBN:
9780252094316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter develops the framework for analyzing Prime Suspect. The framework will serve as a benchmark for examining gender and justice issues in cultural productions, including film and ... More


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