John Denvir, University of San Francisco School of Law, has published Seeing the Big Picture: Why Law Fails in The Wire. Here is the abstract.
Popular culture can have political impact. The Wire is not only engrossing melodrama; it also tells a compelling story of how and why the American political system fails us. Because a television series like The Wire not only appeals to a much broader audience than traditional political arguments, but also transforms abstractions into concrete images aimed at both our hearts and our minds, it can play a major role in efforts to change the world for the better.Download the paper from SSRN at the link.