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The Crime Scene Division: Traces

Corinna Kruse

in Social Life of Forensic Evidence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288386
eISBN:
9780520963337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288386.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter opens the last layer of the social life of forensic evidence, namely the crime-scene division’s work. It discusses how police crime-scene technicians examine crime scenes, recover ... More


Self-Solvers

Martin Innes

in Investigating Murder: Detective Work and the Police Response to Criminal Homicide

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259427
eISBN:
9780191698613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259427.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the investigative process as it relates to self-solving murders. Self-solvers or self-solving investigations refer to those cases that are solved comparatively easy by the ... More


Criminal Mappings

Samson Lim

in Siam's New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855253
eISBN:
9780824869106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855253.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on a specific example of visual evidence, the crime scene map. It shows how ideas taken from the popular fiction and film informed the police, both conceptually and practically, ... More


Borders: Russia and Eastern Europe as a Crime Scene

Anna Estera Mrozewicz

in Beyond Eastern Noir: Reimaging Russia and Eastern Europe in Nordic Cinemas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418102
eISBN:
9781474444675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418102.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The first chapter is concerned with the cinematic narratives of Eastern noir, which adopt a border discourse and imagine Russia (and thereby often Eastern Europe) as a crime scene. In these crime ... More


Murder, Reenacted

Samson Lim

in Siam's New Detectives: Visualizing Crime and Conspiracy in Modern Thailand

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855253
eISBN:
9780824869106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855253.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The crime scene re-enactment is another prominent visual practice used by the Thai police. It is believed to have been introduced in the late 1920s as a way to categorize crime into what the police ... More


The Scene of the Crime

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the depiction of the crime scene in Michelangelo Antonioni's films Blow-Up and The Passenger. It explains that the subversive use of perspective in these films lead the ... More


Desiring Death

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores the intimacy of vision and death in the film The Night Porter directed by Liliana Cavani. It explains that this film represents the return to the crime scene with respect to ... More


‘A Mysterious Power Whose Hand is Everywhere’: Imagining the State and Codifying the Law in the Mid-nineteenth Century

Andrew Pepper

in Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on those crime stories that situate themselves and their account of crime in the context of larger questions about the nature of social and political organization in ... More


Blood Trail

Jennifer C. Hunt

in Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226360904
eISBN:
9780226360911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360911.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter talks about streaks of blood which extended from the street to the building entrance after the events that took place at 248 Fourth Avenue. If the terrorist incident had happened in ... More


Defying the Burglar in Post-War London

Eloise Moss

in Night Raiders: Burglary and the Making of Modern Urban Life in London, 1860-1968

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840381
eISBN:
9780191875960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840381.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Burglary in London during the decades after the Second World War continued to emblematize the fears, preoccupations, and experiences of ‘home’ of modern urbanites. Burglars’ prevalence was ... More


Twilight

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the truth of the crime scene in Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Spider's Stratagem. It explains that this film dramatizes and complicates the vicissitudes of the repeating line ... More


Images and Realities of the East End

L. Perry Curtis Jr.

in Jack the Ripper and the London Press

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088724
eISBN:
9780300133691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088724.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents a brief survey of the crime scene—Whitechapel—as constructed by both contemporaries and historians. To affluent West Enders, Whitechapel was a breeding ground for criminals, ... More


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