Become a critical media consumer with MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE! With the rise of media's role in reporting crime and using crime as entertainment, 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. This criminal justice text provides a bridge between relevant mass media research findings and criminal justice practice and corrects common misconceptions regarding the mass media's effects on crime and justice. An end-of-book glossary, chapter-by-chapter objectives, classroom discussion questions, and additional readings help you master the material and prepare for tests.
Ray Surette is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of media, crime, and justice. A professor of criminal justice and legal studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, his research interests involve the interactions of the mass media, media technology, and media culture with public perceptions of crime and justice, copycat crime, and criminal justice policy. He has published three books and more than thirty articles on media, crime, and justice topics.
1. Predators, Pictures and Policy: An Introduction. 2. Social Constructionism. 3. Crime and Criminality. 4. Crime Fighters. 5. The Courts. 6. Corrections. 7. Crime Control. 8. The Media and Criminal Justice Policy. 9. Media and Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century. Glossary. References. Index. Image Credits.