Murder, Culture, and Injustice

Murder, Culture, and Injustice

Four Sensational Cases in American History

eBook - 2010
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Walter Hixson's pithy narrative account of four sensational murder cases---the Lizzie Borden, Lindbergh baby, Sam Sheppard, and O.J. Simpson trials---offers interesting observations into the greater cultural and political forces that shaped their verdicts. His step-by-step analysis of the details of each case provides not only insight by skillful synthesis of the existing literature but also a solid overview of the events surrounding these four cases, each of which became a national obsession as well as a miscarriage of justice. Taking a fresh look at the criminal justice system and the role of the media in the larger American milieu, Hixson delves into sociocultural impacts of crime that are both thought-provoking and fascinating reading.
Publisher: Akron : University of Akron Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781935603238
193560323X
9781935603221
1935603221
1931968543
9781884836671
9781935603238
1884836674
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill

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