“Whenever there’s trouble, just yelp for help”: Crime, conservation, and corporatization in Paw Patrol

  title={“Whenever there’s trouble, just yelp for help”: Crime, conservation, and corporatization in Paw Patrol},
  author={Liam Kennedy},
  journal={Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal},
  pages={255 - 270}
  • L. Kennedy
  • Published 2 February 2020
  • Sociology
  • Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal
With few exceptions, cultural criminologists have yet to investigate how crime, criminalized individuals, and punishment are depicted in children’s television programming. Undertaking the case study of the popular animated children’s series PAW Patrol, I find that crime is committed predominantly by literal outsiders and that wrongdoers are temporarily warehoused or forced to engage in hard labor. In this world, politicians are presented as incompetent or unethical and the state, either… 
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