Interrogating representations of criminal justice policy and procedure in Netflix’s Criminal: UK / France / Germany / Spain

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Abstract

This article examines how the portrayal of interrogation methods differ across Netflix’s police procedurals Criminal: UK, Criminal: France, Criminal: Germany and Criminal: Spain (2019). I consider how each iteration of the series negotiates between its native country’s traditions of literary detective fiction and contemporary interrogation procedure. Coyle’s (2013) ethnographic content analysis is applied to each series to deduce how justice norms are created, modified, and challenged in the process of arresting and charging a suspect. By navigating how each version of Criminal ideologically balances between dominant cultural perceptions of detective work and real interrogation procedure, a new methodological framework is provided. This model can be applied to interrogation scenes in all crime drama as they are pivotal moments to understanding a drama’s conception of justice
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWatching the Cops
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Police and Policing in 21st Century Film and Television
PublisherMcFarland and Company, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781476649733
ISBN (Print)9781476689340
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 May 2022

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