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CrimeDime March 2012 Roundup

March 31, 2012 by


We had a lot to say in March, covering everything from Dexter to Trayvon Martin.  In case you missed it, here’s what we wrote about this month. March started with How Others See Me, a whimsical look at the popular meme and what people think criminologists (might) do. This post has been far more popular […]

Dissecting Dexter’s Discourses: Exploring TV Crime as Artform and Argument

March 20, 2012 by


It is with great interest that I have read the posts by CrimeCents and crimineepery about the television program Dexter (2006-present). I always find it interesting to read about the ways that the medium provokes responses filled with a sense of emotion. CrimeCents rhetorically asks, “Why can’t I just willingly suspend my disbelief and enjoy the show like everyone else?” Russian […]

Female Serial Killers Are Not “Lethal Ladies”

March 13, 2012 by


A new article titled “Lethal Ladies: Revisiting What We Know About Female Serial Murders” is in Homicide Studies by Farrell, Keppel, and Titterginton. It’s a good article. And I get the need to draw people in with catchy titles, even in an academic journal. But language matters. My problem with the titling of this article is the […]

Delectably Discriminating Dexter

March 9, 2012 by


Dexter is one of my favorite television shows. Ever. Of all time. My mother first excitedly told me about the show, “A blood-splatter analyst who is a serial killer.” I thought this sounds like an awful premise for a TV show. Little did I know that Dexter would prove to be way more than just […]

Distressingly Delightful Dexter

March 7, 2012 by


I like Dexter. I like the books, I like the show. And I don’t like myself much after having indulged the momentary pleasure in the snappy writing of Dexter’s internal monologue, the soap-opera style plotting, or the world’s most brilliant show intro. The eggs, the orange, and the floss all send a frisson of guilt-ridden […]