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Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect

Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik

Abstract

This book focuses on Prime Suspect, a popular British television film series starring Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Helen Mirren as fictional London policewoman Jane Tennison. The book examines the media constructions of justice, gender, and police work in the show, exploring its progressive treatment of contemporary social problems in which women are central protagonists. The book argues that the show acts as a vehicle for progressive moral fiction—fiction that gives voice to victim experiences, locates those experiences within a larger social context, transcends traditional legal defi ... More

Keywords: Prime Suspect, television, justice, gender, police work, social problems, moral fiction, victim experiences, power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037191
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037191.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gray Cavender, author
Arizona State University

Nancy C. Jurik, editor
Arizona State University

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Introduction

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Chapter 1 Analytic Framework

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Chapter 2 Prime Suspect and Women in Policing

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Chapter 3 Investigating and Challenging

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Chapter 4 Doing Justice

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Chapter 5 Private Troubles and Public Issues

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Chapter 6 Prime Suspect and Progressive Moral Fiction

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