MA (Master of Arts)
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Michael C. Braswell
Larry S. Miller, John T. Whitehead
The purpose of this study was to examine 7 different crime and justice films and provide a content analysis incorporating restorative justice and peacemaking perspectives. The 7 films examined in this study included 12 Angry Men, A Family Thing, American History X, American Me, Crash, Shawshank Redemption, and Traffic. The researcher examined the films and used content analysis to examine the behaviors and actions of the characters. The films were examined using 5 different analytical themes: "embracing change", "second chances", "hope", "connectedness", and "becoming more human". The current study found the 7 films examined all displayed both restorative justice and peacemaking perspectives.
Thesis - Open Access
Thompson, Katherine Clay, "Cinema, Race, and Justice: A Qualitative Analysis of Selected Themes." (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2109. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2109
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