Schein und Sein des Rechts in Film und Fernsehen

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Films and television series are important for an understanding of legal culture. They are one of the sources feeding knowledge and opinion on law. If a summary is drawn from the forms and content used by film and later television to portray law, it is that in the main, a classic liberal view on law is suggested. In a final analysis, they invite people to trust legal institutions. The conservative element is accompanied by a media logic that is driving at the audience accepting incremental change. The audience prefers a variation of the known patterns and the makers of law-related media products also often harbor an artitistic or political amibition. The example of international, especially US, productions has to be added to this.


  • law in film, popular legal culture, law on television, lawyers in popular culture, courtroom drama, cop films, sociology of law, socio-legal studies
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationRechtsästhetik in rechtsphilosophischer Absicht
EditorsEva Schünemann, Levno von Plato
Place of PublicationBaden-Baden
PublisherNomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Feb 2020

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