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Sharp, Cassandra: "‘Riddle me this …?’. Would the world need superheroes if the law could actually deliver ‘justice’?" In: Law Text Culture 16 (2012), S. 353–378. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Sharp2012
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", "Daredevil", Diskursanalyse, Justiz, Kulturkriminologie, Superheld, USA
Creators: Sharp
Collection: Law Text Culture
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“In recognition that most people receive their information about the criminal justice system through media and popular culture, it seems prudent to explore the role that popular culture might have to play in the public (re)imaginings of ‘justice’. In particular, with recent research consistently demonstrating that ‘most people think that sentences imposed by the courts are too lenient’ and ‘would therefore support increasingly punitive penal policies’, this article seeks to use the lens of cultural legal studies to juxtapose vigilante superhero ‘justice’ with a popular conception of criminal sentencing.” (537)
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