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  • By: Doug Evans
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Film, as a reflection of society, conveys the hopes and anxieties of the culture in which it is created. In American film, criminal characters—mob bosses, robbers, contract killers, gangsters—have become posterized icons. The crime movie includes such subgenres as gangster ...

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