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Movies

Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, dir.) (1991).  This is the story of an FBI agent's attempt to locate a serial killer, drawing upon assistance from another serial killer.

Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood, dir.) (2008).  This movie explores a neighborhood conflict between a long-time resident and gang members who have more recently moved there.

Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski, dir.) (2005).  Based on the classic Charles Dickens novel, this movie portrays the story of a gang of juvenile thieves and their adult leader.

As you watch these films, consider what acts of crime and deviance have occurred, and what theoretical perspectives from the chapter might explain them.



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