Criminal Behaviorology

The Exploitation of Crime: Crimesploitation and the Media Misuse of Reality Crime Stories

Paul Kaplan, PhD and Daniel La Chance, PhD, two experts on cultural criminology, have written on Crimesploitation, where reality programs create a kind of folk wisdom about crime, addictions and correctional work. The dangers of this kind of portrayal, the popularity of these shows and the possible hidden agenda in the development of such entertainment form the basis of this episode. I interview Paul Kaplan to discuss his work on crimesploitation, and cover the different forms of this intriguing phenomenon being broadcast on television programs and internet podcasts.

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Criminal Behaviorology

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