The Bobbed-Haired Bandit and the Smash-and-Grab Raider

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Abstract

This chapter considers the criminal careers of two offenders, ‘Ruby’ Spark and Lilian Goldstein and illuminates how press coverage of their exploits was made to conform, as far as possible, to media created stereotypes and tropes. Ultimately, the chapter argues this constituted an unfair trial by journalism that served the needs of popular culture rather than the legal system or of those of justice itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrohistories of Injustice:
Subtitle of host publicationTrials in Britain During the Age of Public Criticism
EditorsAnne-Marie Kilday, David Nash
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury
Number of pages32
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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Tropes
Stereotypes
Grab
Popular Culture
Justice
Journalism
Legal System
Raiders
Offenders

Keywords

  • inter-war,
  • crime
  • motor bandits
  • journalism
  • celebrity

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BROWN, ALYSON. (Accepted/In press). The Bobbed-Haired Bandit and the Smash-and-Grab Raider. In A-M. Kilday, & D. Nash (Eds.), Microhistories of Injustice: : Trials in Britain During the Age of Public Criticism London: Bloomsbury.
BROWN, ALYSON. / The Bobbed-Haired Bandit and the Smash-and-Grab Raider. Microhistories of Injustice: : Trials in Britain During the Age of Public Criticism. editor / Anne-Marie Kilday ; David Nash. London : Bloomsbury, 2020.
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Microhistories of Injustice: : Trials in Britain During the Age of Public Criticism. ed. / Anne-Marie Kilday; David Nash. London : Bloomsbury, 2020.

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