Tort, cinema and violent crime: An Australian perspective

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In a tragic incident occurring on 20 July 2012 in Aurora, Colorado, a gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. One of the most eagerly-awaited films of 2012 was now, on its release, making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Twelve people were killed and many others seriously injured. Upon his arrest, the gunman allegedly told police that he 'was the Joker', a reference to Batman's nemesis played in the 2008 film The Dark Knight by the late Heath Ledger.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalAlternative Law Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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