12. Cultural Criminology

12.10 Discussion Questions

Dr. Steven Kohm

  1. Can you think of a crime that went viral on social media? What made that crime interesting or entertaining?
  2. Imagine your typical daily commute to work or school. How many examples of crime or acts of resistance to authority can you identify along the way?
  3. It is said that history is written by the victors. If the history of the residential school era was different, and those responsible for abuse and genocide were criminally charged, would contemporary culture look different today? For example, what kinds of statues would stand in front of our government buildings? Would activists be arrested for defacing public monuments to convicted murders and abusers?
  4. How often do you feel bored in your day-to-day life? Do you think that boredom is more common now than in previous time periods? Why or why not?
  5. Most types of violence are against the law, but some forms of violence are celebrated in society and can even be viewed as entertainment. What are some examples of acceptable violence
  6. Imagine you are a Hollywood producer pitching a new idea for a reality TV show about crime and justice. What is your pitch?


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