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Crime and criminals are a pervasive subject in all parts of our tradition, together with media, journalism, movie and literature. This ebook explores how crime is developed and culturally represented via more than a few components together with Spanish, English Language and Literature, song, Criminology, Gender, legislation, Cultural and legal Justice experiences.

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Notice here also the nominalisation of all kinds of profiling, which interestingly disguises the agency and stereotyping action on behalf of certain unnamed individuals. Qualitative discourse analysis: The Times While The Times quotes security officials admitting the invasiveness of body scanning as a security measure, what the officials also highlight is the realness of the nominalised and therefore unquestioned terroristic threat (‘the threat is real’, an FBI veteran says) against which these body scanners will prove a metaphorical defensive weapon.

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Sentences such as ‘[t]heir action would have ensured that [passengers] received an equally controversial “pat down” by security officials’ suggest that campaigners’ action would have needlessly (notice the qualifying ‘equally controversial’) inconvenienced passengers, even though the statement is epistemically modalised, seeing that no chaos or inconvenience actually ensued. Evident here, also, is the reference to this campaigning grouping functioning as a grammatical agent, as the grouping that deontically and actively (‘would have ensured’) generates action on the flying passengers, in contrast to the truly acting officials being backgrounded in the prepositional phrase that follows (‘by security officials’).

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