Crime & Media

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Constructing Danger

Emotions and the Mis/Representation of Crime in the News, Second Edition

Crime reporting is often thought to be simply an objective and factual description of an event. In Constructing Danger Chris McCormick argues that crime is more than simply reported: it is … 240 View
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Inside the Montreal Mafia

The Confessions of Andrew Scoppa

A groundbreaking, exclusive inside look at the North American Mafia and the Rizzuto family. For the first time in Canadian history, a high-ranking Mafioso agreed to break the code of omertà by … ; 240 View
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Vancouver Vice

Crime and Spectacle in the City's West End

The late 1970s and early 1980s were a volatile period in the history of Vancouver, where broad social and cultural changes were afoot. This was perhaps most clearly evident in the West End, the … 256 View
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Thinking about the News

From: Constructing Danger

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Prologue

From: Inside the Montreal Mafia

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The authors discuss the motivation behind this book and their personal experiences getting involved in this case. ; 4 $0.40 Add
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Prologue and Introduction

The Davie Street Blues

From: Vancouver Vice

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In the prologue and introduction, Chapman frames his narrative around two events in West End Vancouver: the discovery of a body in in 1984, and the unveiling of a memorial to sex workers in 2016. 10 $1.00 Add
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"Are You Impressed?"

From: Inside the Montreal Mafia

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The authors discuss their history with Andrew Scoppa and their interest in and knowledge of organized crime. Félix Séguin recounts his first meeting with Scoppa. ; 8 $0.80 Add
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A String of Stranger Sexual Assaults

The Construction of an Orthodox Account of Rape

From: Constructing Danger

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Electricity and Sex

From: Vancouver Vice

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This chapter provides a history of the West End, with a focus on the importance of electricity and sex in the neighbourhood’s development. 10 $1.00 Add
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The Dilemma

From: Inside the Montreal Mafia

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Félix Séguin continues to recount his relationship with Scoppa, giving insights into Scoppa’s character. ; 11 $1.10 Add
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Vice and the Tumbling Dice

From: Vancouver Vice

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In this chapter, the author details the history of the policing of vice in Vancouver, and the corruption that often accompanied these efforts. 7 $0.70 Add
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Women Who Work as Prostitutes

The Sex Trade and Trading in Labels

From: Constructing Danger

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"The Broom"

From: Inside the Montreal Mafia

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This chapter delves into Scoppa’s story and history in Italy and Montreal. His career in organized crime is explored. ; 15 $1.50 Add
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Call Girls and Boys

From: Vancouver Vice

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This chapter explores the history of the sex trade in the West End,from the 1930s to 1975. 9 $0.90 Add
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Domestic Terrorism

The News as an Incomplete Record of Violence against Women

From: Constructing Danger

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Down the Toilet

From: Vancouver Vice

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In this chapter, Chapman focuses on two vice cops who were surveilling the English Bay Bathhouse in attempt to crack down on cruising in the West End. 14 $1.40 Add