• The Complexity of Crime

      Angell, John E. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1977-11)
      Although fictional representations of crime depicted in TV shows, movies, and other popular media tend to be simplistic and unrealistic, these portrayals shape much of the American conventional wisdom about crime. This article contrasts fictional depictions of crime and criminals with how criminality actually is seen in society, what causes it, and how it can be addressed.