Diana Rickard

Diana Rickard is an associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. She has taught introduction to criminal justice, criminology, corrections, crime and justice in the urban community, deviance, sociology of law, juvenile justice, and violence and society. Previous appointments include teaching at Queensborough Community College and University of San Francisco. She is the author of Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control (2016) and The New True Crime: How the Rise of Serialized Storytelling Is Transforming Innocence (2023).
Guest Appearances
November 22, 2023

How is the true crime genre impacting the way people think about innocence?

Human beings have told stories about violence and victims from our earliest records. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, newspapers and magazines flourished on crime coverage. Hollywood has churned out crime movies...