Spring 2019 Lecture Series
Critical Perspectives on Law/Media/Crime/Justice
**Tuesdays at 11:10 am in 4202**
Free & Open to the Public // Receptions to Follow
Co-Directors Spring 2019: Profs. Emily Horowitz // Belen Lowrey-Kinberg // Nickie Phillips
Tabloid Justice, She-Devils, Femme Fatales, and the Amanda Knox Case
Nickie Phillips (Associate Professor, SFC) discusses the investigation, conviction, and ultimate acquittal of American college student Amanda Knox in the murder of her roommate in Italy. Prof. Phillips applies a cultural criminological framework analyzing how persistent gendered myths around female sexual deviance informed the investigation, conviction, and eventual acquittal of Knox, with a focus on the role of media in this miscarriage of justice.