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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