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

Robson, Peter (2016) Beyond the courtroom - vigilantism, revenge and rape-revenge films in the cinema of justice. In: Framing Law and Crime. Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 165-202. ISBN 978-1-61147-705-4

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Abstract

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.