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Criminal Justice & Popular Culture

They Shot the Sheriff: Part One

How popular culture caricatures Southern law enforcement

A Ray Walters postcard showing a hillbilly moonshiner. ca. 1940. Source: Author.

For those readers who live in the United States, when I write the words “Southern sheriff” most of you probably have an immediate and likely similar mental image. Almost as long as there have been motion pictures, Southern lawmen have…

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Dr. Matthew Pate

Dr. Matthew Pate

Criminal Justice Researcher. Career Narcotics Detective, Author. Mixed Media Artist. Habitual Line Stepper. Loves Dogs and Cats. Holds Doors. Wishes for Better.

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