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Book Review of Richard K. Sherwin, When Law Goes Pop


Ryan Patrick Alford


University of Victoria Faculty of Law; Ave Maria School of Law


Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, Vol. 8, p. 136, 2001

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When Law Goes Pop is the first book-length appraisal of the impact of the portrayal of the criminal justice system on the legal system itself written by a legal theorist. Sherwin encourages readers to consider the long-term consequences of this relationship, in particular the creation of a culture of skeptical postmodernism, which has a corrosive effect on the criminal justice system. The author is well aware of the width and breadth of the connection between the two fields, and his knowledge of both postmodern philosophical theory and law yields great insight into the problems he discusses.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: book review, Richard K. Sherwin, When Law Goes Pop, postmodernism, poststructuralism, Baudrillard, Habermas, skepticism, popular culture, criminal justice, mass media, popular trials

JEL Classification: K14

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Date posted: July 27, 2006 ; Last revised: March 10, 2008

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Alford, Ryan Patrick, Book Review of Richard K. Sherwin, When Law Goes Pop. Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, Vol. 8, p. 136, 2001. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=918825

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Ryan Patrick Alford (Contact Author)
University of Victoria Faculty of Law ( email )
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