Many European crime TV series today depict minority characters in more diverse roles than ever before. But is inclusion enough? Are there representation issues in European crime TV?
Here's a link to a short post I wrote for DETECt on a short study of the television series Tatort (2008-2012 season), Cherif (2013-2019), Last Panthers (2015), and Dogs of Berlin (2018), where the spotlight is on ethnic minority lead investigators in France and Germany. In addition to solving crimes, I argue that the protagonists are often confronted to cultural asymmetries, stereotypes, and mechanisms of social exclusion.