Media, Crime and Criminal Justice: Images and Realities / Edition 2

Media, Crime and Criminal Justice: Images and Realities / Edition 2

by Ray Surette
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534508634

ISBN-13: 9780534508630

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This text is the definitive work on media and criminal justice. With the media's role in reporting crime and using crime as entertainment gaining increasing influence and attention, the importance of the interplay between the mass media news and entertainment systems and the criminal justice system may be greater today than ever before. Surette comprehensively

Overview

This text is the definitive work on media and criminal justice. With the media's role in reporting crime and using crime as entertainment gaining increasing influence and attention, the importance of the interplay between the mass media news and entertainment systems and the criminal justice system may be greater today than ever before. Surette comprehensively explores this interplay. The basic premise of the text is that people use knowledge obtained from the media to build a picture of the world and then base their actions on this constructed image.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534508630
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Series:
Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mass Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice: An Introduction. 2. The Entertainment Media and the Social Construction of Reality. 3. Crime and Justice in the News Media. 4. Media and the Construction of Criminal Proceedings. 5. The Social Construction of Crime and Violence: Media as a Cause. 6. The Social Construction of Crime and Justice: Media as a Cure. 7. The Media and the Social Construction of Crime and Justice: Attitudes and Policies. Notes. References. Index.

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