Crime Fighting Superheroes – From the comic book to the screen

This week, Elizabeth is joined by Dr Adam Lynes (@Lynesey89) and Kevin Hoffin (@KHriminology) from the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University to discuss crime comic books and the superheroes who have leapt out from the pages and onto our screens.  Why do we need superheroes? What does this suggest about our faith in law and order? How do they present the age-old divisions of the criminal and the law abiding, the good and the bad? If we scratch below the surface, are comic book stories revealing much more about society, politics and culture than we realise – particularly in terms of how we make sense of crime? Find out more about Elizabeth, Adam and Kevin’s work around crime, culture and contemporary media here.

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Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

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Special Episode – Websleuthing: Citizen detectives in the 21st century

On the show this week we’re talking about websleuths, or as we prefer to call them – “citizen detectives”. I join two colleagues from Birmingham City University – Emma Kelly (@crimemma) and Adam Lynes (@Lynesey89) – to discuss the research we carried out into this phenomenon. I also speak to Lance Reenstierna (@LReenstierna) and Tim Pilleri (@TimPilleri), creators and hosts of the Missing Maura Murray (@MauraMurrayDoc) and Crawlspace (@CrawlSpacePod) podcasts to discuss their experiences of being citizen detectives and working with other websleuths.

The first reference we found to citizen detectives in news media – the case of Amanda Froistad.

Billy Jensen’s article – Will the Internet Find Maura Murray?

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records  (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

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Legitimised Violence in Professional Ice Hockey – Dr Victoria Silverwood

This week, Elizabeth joins Dr Victoria Silverwood (@SilverwoodVS) to discuss her research about legitimised violence in ice hockey. To find out more about Victoria’s work, check out her Birmingham City University staff page.

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records  (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

Please consider supporting Crime Bites via a small monthly donation – visit our Patreon page to find out more.

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Mindhunter – Criminologists discuss the Netflix series

This week, Elizabeth is joined by Dr Adam Lynes (@Lynesey89) and Kevin Hoffin (@KHriminology) from the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University to discuss the Netflix series Mindhunter. Find out more about Elizabeth, Adam and Kevin’s work around crime, culture and contemporary media here.

Please consider supporting Crime Bites via a small monthly donation – visit our Patreon page to find out more.

Music for Crime Bites is by Lee Rosevere at Happy Puppy Records (http://www.happypuppyrecords.ca/).

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