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Largely it is the controversial cases in jurisprudence that are brought to the attention of the general Canadian public. Controversy can be based upon the actions and details of the crime, the criminal proceedings, and/or the ruling of the court(s). One such criminal proceeding was that of R v Ryan which was controversial due to the proceedings and the ruling of the courts because of gendered ideas and a gendered defence.

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The BBC crime drama Luther depicts the obsessive and often times violent detective Luther as he works in the Serious Crimes Unit solving violent homicides and sexual assaults throughout London. For the most part the criminals Luther pursues are criminals that do fall into typical gender perspectives of such violent crimes; rapists, pedophiles, and serial killers, shown either to gain sexual satisfaction from their crimes, committing them because they are completely void of emotions, or both.

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