Media and Crime / Edition 1

Media and Crime / Edition 1

by Yvonne Jewkes
     
 

This book points a critical spotlight on media constructions of crime and social control, developing our understanding of the relationship between media and crime, and taking existing knowledge in new directions. Media and Crime is an accessible text with a strong pedagogic purpose, making it an ideal introduction to the study of crime and the mass media for

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This book points a critical spotlight on media constructions of crime and social control, developing our understanding of the relationship between media and crime, and taking existing knowledge in new directions. Media and Crime is an accessible text with a strong pedagogic purpose, making it an ideal introduction to the study of crime and the mass media for undergraduate and graduate students. The author interrogates the most important literature in the field as well as moving the debates forward with new ideas and values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761947653
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Key Approaches to Criminology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.74(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Theorizing Media and Crime
The Construction of Crime News
Media and Moral Panics
Media Constructions of Children
'Evil Monsters' and 'Tragic Victims'
Media Misogyny
Monstrous Women
Crimewatching
Crime and the Surveillance Culture
Stigmatization, Sentimentalization and Sanctification
Concluding Thoughts

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