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Lessons from “SVU”

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)” is a popular American police procedural television series, watched by fans in more than 30 countries. Boston College Communication Professor Lisa Cuklanz and co-author Sujata Moorti have written the first dedicated study of “SVU” … Continue reading

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Crime stories

Crime is everywhere in the new anthology Coast to Coast: Murder from Sea to Shining Sea (Down & Out Books, 2015), co-edited by Boston College alumnus Andrew McAleer and Paul D. Marks. McAleer also has contributed to the volume. A Sherlock Holmes … Continue reading

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Irregulars

Boston College alumnus Kevin McCarthy is the author of two historical fiction novels published in Ireland. Peeler (Mercier Press, 2010) was selected by the Irish Times as one of its Top Ten Thrillers of 2010 and by the Philadelphia Inquirer as … Continue reading

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A town upended

Award-winning author Suzanne Berne, a part-time faculty member in the English Department, has published a new book, The Dogs of Littlefield (Penguin: Fig Tree, 2013). According to the publisher, Berne’s latest novel is a “wry exploration of the discontent concealed behind … Continue reading

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Whitey: Convicted

In their new book, Boston College alumna Margaret McLean and award-winning investigative reporter Jon Leiberman offer an insider’s view of the trial of notorious Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. McLean, a former prosecutor and legal analyst, attended every day of the Bulger trial. Whitey on … Continue reading

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The war on crime

Since the mid-1960s, the war on crime has reshaped public attitudes about state authority, criminal behavior and the responsibilities of citizenship. In Learning to Live with Crime: American Crime Narrative in the Neoconservative Turn, Boston College Professor of English Christopher … Continue reading

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