Rachel M. A. Spencer, University of South Australia School of Law, has published "Crime," in Law and Popular Culture 81 (M De Zwart, B Richards & S Le Mire (eds), Australia, LexisNexis/Butterworths, 2015). Here is the abstract.
Crime pervades every type of modern popular culture: television programs, crime fiction, true crime, crime movies, 'news' in newspapers, television, radio and social media. Crime makes a lot of money for those who report it, write about it, perform it or fictionalise it. This chapter focuses on four main texts and also makes reference to several others which readers are encouraged to explore.Download the essay from SSRN at the link.