Media and Crime / Edition 1

Media and Crime / Edition 1

by Yvonne Jewkes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761947655

ISBN-13: 9780761947653

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This textbook by Jewkes (criminology, U. of Hull, UK) brings together insights from her own field, as well as those of media studies, cultural studies, sociology, gender studies, and law, in order to present historical and contemporary controversies and debates about the relationship between media and crime. The chapters illustrate the extent to which crime and

Overview

This textbook by Jewkes (criminology, U. of Hull, UK) brings together insights from her own field, as well as those of media studies, cultural studies, sociology, gender studies, and law, in order to present historical and contemporary controversies and debates about the relationship between media and crime. The chapters illustrate the extent to which crime and justice are constructed according to prevailing cultural assumptions and ideologies by examining such phenomena as moral panics, media constructions of children as "evil monsters" and "tragic victims," media misogyny, and the construction of television narratives of crime. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsxi
1Theorizing Media and Crime1
2The Construction of Crime News35
3Media and Moral Panics63
4Media Constructions of Children: 'Evil Monsters' and 'Tragic Victims'87
5Media Misogyny: Monstrous Women107
6Crimewatching139
7Crime and the Surveillance Culture171
Stigmatization, Sentimentalization and Sanctification: Concluding Thoughts199
References205
Glossary221
Index233

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