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Gray Cavender bio

Gray Cavender, Ph.D.
Professor of Justice and Social Inquiry

School of Social Transformation
Arizona State University

Gray Cavender is a Professor of Justice & Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University, USA.  His research and teaching interests include media, punishment, law and society, and corporate crime.  His media research considers how the mass media depict issues of crime and justice in both factual and fictional representations, e.g., newspaper coverage of actual events, and also television police programs and crime films.  His research has appeared in a variety of disciplinary outlets, including criminology, sociology, women’s studies, and gender studies journals, and law reviews.  He is a co-author of Corporate Crime under Attack: The Fight to Criminalize Corporate Violence (Anderson, 1986).  With Mark Fishman, he edited Entertaining Crime: Reality Television Programs (Aldine, 1998).  Most recently, he and Nancy Jurik published Justice Provocateur: Jane Tennison and Policing in Prime Suspect (University of Illinois Press, 2012) wherein they develop a model (progressive moral fiction) for using media representations to address justice issues in the classroom.