Media Representations of Police and Crime

Shaping the Police Television Drama

  • Marianne┬áColbrana

Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Marianne Colbrana
    Pages 1-34
  3. Marianne Colbrana
    Pages 35-48
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    Pages 49-76
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    Pages 77-102
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    Pages 103-133
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    Pages 134-161
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    Pages 162-210
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 238-253

About this book


This unique book explores the social processes which shape fictional representations of police and crime in television dramas. Exploring ten leading British and European police dramas from the last twenty-five years, Colbran, a former scriptwriter, presents a revealing insight into police dramas, informed by media and criminological theory.


Crime Police Policing Representations Television Drama Production Media The Bill crime Europe media methods police television

Authors and affiliations

  • Marianne┬áColbrana
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for CriminologyUniversity of OxfordUK

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