October 25, 2016

The Police In Film and On Television

Alyssa Rosenberg on real life law enforcement and Hollywood images of the police, here, for the Washington Post. First in a five-part series.

Read more about the police and pop culture below. Selected bibliography.

US TV Shows

Frances Heidenson and Jennifer Brown, "From Juliet to Jane: Women Police in TV Cop Shows, Reality, Rank, and Careers," in Policing: Politics, Culture, and Control 111 (Bloomsbury, 2012).

Hollie McKay, "Angie Dickinson "Felt Exploited" In "Police Woman" But Says Women's Roles in Crimes (sic) Dramas Have 'Evolved'." Fox411.

Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, TV Cops: The Contemporary American Police Drama (Routledge, 2012).

Roger Sabin, Cop Shows: A Critical History of Police Shows on Television (McFarland, 2015).

UK TV Shows

Contemporary British Television Crime Drama: Cops On the Box (Routledge, 2016). Due out November 2.

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