Bibliography of Resources

Running List of resources I’ve highlighted:

These are books and articles I’ve engaged with in posts, listed in alphabetical order by author. If you have recommendations for critical (secondary) sources on crime discourses, please tweet at me or comment on this page. I’ll take those recommendations into consideration for future posts. And I’ll be continuing to add to this bibliography. Give me your hot tips!

Beck, Koa. White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Leave Behind. New York: Atria Books, 2021.

Berlant, Lauren. The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture. Illustrated edition. Durham: Duke University Press Books, 2008.

Biressi, Anita. Crime, Fear and the Law in True Crime Stories. Springer, 2001.

Bredesen, Dagni A. “On the Trail of the First Professional Female Detectives in British Fiction.” The Keep (Eastern Illinois University): Faculty Research & Creativity 3 (2010): i–xxix.

Bromfield, Nicole F. “Sex Slavery and Sex Trafficking of Women in the United States: Historical and Contemporary Parallels, Policies, and Perspectives in Social Work.” Affilia, vol. 31, no. 1, Feb. 2016, pp. 129–39. SAGE Journals, doi:10.1177/0886109915616437.

Copjec, Joan. Shades of Noir: A Reader. Verso, 1993.

Crenshaw, Kimberlé Williams. “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination,Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.” Critical Race Feminism : A Reader, NYU Press, 2003.

———. “Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence Against Women of Color.” Kvinder, Køn & Forskning, no. 2–3, June 2006. Crossref, doi:10.7146/kkf.v0i2-3.28090.

Donovan, Brian. White Slave Crusades : Race, Gender, and Anti-Vice Activism, 1887-1917. University of Illinois Press, 2006.

Horeck, Tanya. Justice on Demand: True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era. Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series. Wayne State University Press, 2019. 

Lee, Murray, and Alyce McGovern, eds. Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Mulla, Sameena. The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention. New York ; London: NYU Press, 2014.

Murphet, Julian. “Film Noir and the Racial Unconscious.” Screen, vol. 39, no. 1, Mar. 1998, pp. 22–35. Silverchair, doi:10.1093/screen/39.1.22.

Polchin, James. Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. La Vergne: Counterpoint Press, Icon Books, 2019.

Spierenburg, Pieter. A History of Murder: Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present. United Kingdom: Polity Press, 2008.

Todorov, Tzvetan. “The Typology of Detective Fiction (1966),” 291–301, 2019.

Wiltenburg, Joy. Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany. Studies in Early Modern German History. University of Virginia Press, 2012.

———. “True Crime: The Origins of Modern Sensationalism.” The American Historical Review 109, no. 5 (December 2004): 1377–1404.


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