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Book Review: The Wire: Crime, Law, and Policy
By Allan F. Brooke II
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The Wire: Crime, Law, and Policy
By Adam M. Gershowitz
Carolina Academic Press (2013)
Apparently things have changed a great deal since I was in law school.
None of my professors tried to use visual media as a teaching tool in the classroom. References to lawyer dramas and police procedurals were generally illustrations of how not to do things. Adam Gershowitz’s textbook The Wire: Crime, Law, and Policy changes that paradigm by drawing on the HBO series “The Wire” to discuss a wide variety of issues in criminal procedure.
For those who have not seen “The Wire,” it was a gritty — sometimes really gritty — show that followed police, prosecutors, citizens and criminals in a loosely fictionalized version of Baltimore, Md. During its five seasons (2002-2008), “The Wire” focused on various aspects of the interaction of crime and the justice system (the drug trade, the port system, city government, schools, and the local print media).
Whether it was Lester Freamon’s commitment to c
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