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Crimcast is a virtual resource devoted to critical conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues. Our blogposts, twitter feeds, podcasts and other content provide an overview of trends, research, commentary and events of interest to criminal justice practitioners, academics and the general public. CrimCast is sponsored by The Center for Crime and Popular Culture, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.

"All the Pieces Matter:" Teaching The Wire to Criminology Students

Nickie Phillips

Vikas Gumbhir, Associate Professor at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, speaks to us about using the David Simon-created HBO hit TV series The Wire as a criminological teaching tool.

Alvarez, R. (2004). The Wire: Truth be told. New York, NY: Pocket Books.

Anderson, E. (1994). The code of the street. The Atlantic Monthly.

Moskos, P. (2008). Cop in the hood: My year policing Baltimore's Eastern District. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Reiman, J. & P. Leighton (2009).  The rich get richer and the poor get prison [9th ed.].  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Simon, D. (1992). Homicide: A year on the killing streets.  New York, NY: MacMillan.

Venkatesh, S.A. (2002). American project: The rise and fall of the modern ghetto.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Wilson, W.J. (1997).  When work disappears: The world of the new urban poor.  New York, NY: Vintage Books.