Crime and the Media: Headlines vs. Reality / Edition 1

Crime and the Media: Headlines vs. Reality / Edition 1

by Roslyn Muraskin, Shelly Feuer Domash
     
 

The public's knowledge of crime is primarily derived from the depiction in the media. If the media is responsible for the headlines, the conclusion to be reached is that they influence the public's attention regarding crime. This book examines, through the study of cases that have made headlines, what is noted as the fear of crime among the populace. In

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Overview

The public's knowledge of crime is primarily derived from the depiction in the media. If the media is responsible for the headlines, the conclusion to be reached is that they influence the public's attention regarding crime. This book examines, through the study of cases that have made headlines, what is noted as the fear of crime among the populace. In addition to cases such as Scott Peterson, Marilyn Sheppard, and Jon Benet Ramsey, the authors focus on the changes in the sentencing laws, policies, increased incarceration rates as well as the war on drugs and try to find the factors that brought about change.

Focuses on the mass media and how it has transformed the criminal justice system. Presents 10 cases ranging throughout history right up until the 21st Century. Allows the reader to become involved in the case with an understanding of how the case was portrayed in the media. Explains the theory of crime and what attracts the media.

The focus of this work, the media and its handling of the criminal justice system, will have appeal to anyone involved in criminal justice. The case descriptions, the commentary will fascinate all readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131921337
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/21/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,317,934
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication

About the Authors

Preface

Chapter 1

“Mediafication of Crime: Headlines v Reality

Chapter 2

What About the Media?

Chapter 3

The Relationship of Crime Reporting and its Effectiveness Concerning the Criminal Justice System

Chapter 4

Crimes and Reactions

Chapter 5

The Salem Witchcraft Trials

Chapter 6

The Scopes “Monkey Trial” — July 10 — 25 1925

Chapter 7

The Menedez Brothers -1989

Chapter 8

Colin Ferguson — 1993

Chapter 9

The O.J. Simpson Case - 1994

Chapter 10

Jon-Benet Ramsey 1996

Chapter 11

Kobe Bryant - 2003

Chapter 12

Daniel Pelosi - 2001

Chapter 13

Elizabeth Ann Smart - 2002

Chapter 14

Scott Peterson - 2002

Chapter 15

Michael Jackson - 2004

Chapter 16

Criminal Justice Treatment by the Media

Chapter 17

A Star is Formed: Media Construction of the Female Criminal

by Krista Gehring

Chapter 18

Martha Stewart: This Criminal Case is About Lying!

Chapter 19

Can the Mass Media do good? Or no wrong?

Chapter 20

If a Story isn’t on TV or Depicted by the Media in America, it Doesn’t Exist in our Culture

Chapter 21

In Conclusion

References

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