Images of Incarceration: Representations of Prison in Film and Television Drama

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Waterside Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Performing Arts - 192 pages
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Images of Incarceration focuses on fictional portrayals of prison and prisoners to demonstrate how they are depicted in cinema and on TV, featuring films such as The Shawshank Redemption, The Birdman of Alcatraz, Scum, McVicar, Brubaker, Cool Hand Luke, Made in Britain and Greenfingers as well as TV dramas like Porridge, Bad Girls, Buried and Oz.
Images of Incarceration will be of value to anyone interested in the effect of screen representations on the democratic process, and in particular to people concerned with criminal justice, penal affairs, penal reform, sociology and the media.

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Sean O'Sullivan is a lecturer in sociology based within the Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research, at the University of Central England. David Wilson is professor of criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Policy and Research at the University of Central England in Birmingham.

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