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Contents Note on Use of Dates 12 Introduction: Crime Films and Society 13 1. The History of Crime Films-by Drew Todd 37 2. Why They Went Bad: Criminology in Crime Films 89 3. Psycho, Serial Killer, and Slasher Films 122 4. Cop and Detective Films 151 5. Criminal Law Films 185 6 Prison and Execution Films 221 7. The Heroes of Crime Films 257 8. The Alternative Tradition and Films of Moral Ambiguity 288 Appendix-Crime Films Cited with Release Dates 315 References 326 [Tables 341]
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Gangster films -- History and criticism.
Police films -- History and criticism.
Prison films -- History and criticism.
Justice, Administration of, in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States.