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Arresting drama: The television police genre

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posted on 2022-04-04, 04:49 authored by Margaret Rogers
This paper provides an overview of the television police genre in general. It is one of three popular television genres (the others are soap opera and medical drama) that have survived more than five decades of changing societal norms and new cultural imperatives. Strictly speaking the television police genre falls under the umbrella of television crime. However, while the television crime genre encompasses programs about amateur sleuths, private eyes, professional crime fighters, and real life crime-watch depictions, the television police genre deals specifically with the actions of police officers. Using examples of the genre from Australia, Britain and the USA, this paper argues that the television police genre is influenced by issues of historical moment, national attributes, and cultural context. In doing so, it utilises a new research approach to the television police genre and its impact on contemporary society.

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Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

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Volume

5

Issue

2

Start Page

78

End Page

84

Number of Pages

7

ISSN

1832-2050

Location

Rockhampton, Qld

Publisher

Central Queensland University

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CC BY

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development

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