Beyond the courtroom - vigilantism, revenge and rape-revenge films in the cinema of justice

Peter Robson

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An exploration of the vigilante as a social construct. The focus is on the development of vigilante themes in film in the post Hays Code era. The chapter also examines the related area of rape-revenge films and their relationship to the politics of vigilantism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFraming Law and Crime
Subtitle of host publicationAn Interdisciplinary Anthology
EditorsCaroline Joan S. Picart, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Cecil Greek
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • law and film
  • revenge films
  • justice in the cinema

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