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Race, Crime and the Media encourages students to think critically about the realities of the criminal justice system, the media and race. Through a collection of original readings that address the subject in a way that is balanced and provocative, students will become aware about the power and influence of the media and the role it plays in the characterization of crimes committed about racial minorities. This book represents an effort to draw attention to the intersection of race, crime and the media, by raising questions about the influence of the media on how we think.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073401560
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,319,438
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Intersection of History, Race, Crime and the Media

1. Crime, Race and the Media: An Historical Overview by Robert Bing

2 Race, Rape, and the Media by Frankie Bailey

3. Understanding the past, present, and future of racial profiling in the media by David R. Montague
II. The Quantification and Contextualization of Crime

4. The Media: Crime Rates and Race by Charles Corley

5. Politicization of Crime by the Media by Renee Bradshaw and Robert Bing

6. Victims-Offenders: The Role of Race in the Media’s Portrayal of Crime? by Charisse T.M. Coston

7. Images of African Americans in the Media by Robert Bing, and Erica Thomas
III. Social Construction of Crime

8. The Missing White Women Syndrome: Why Missing Women of Color are Easy for the Media to Ignore by Stephanie A. Jirard

9. Banned in the USA: The Convergence of Hip-Hop, Crime, and the Media by Jason Naumann and Robert Bing

10. Are Media Depictions of Crimes and Criminal Offenders Related to the Differential Treatment of Cocaine and Methamphetamines Offenders within America’s Incarceration Binge? by Robyn Rosenthal

11. Crime in Prime Time by Nickie D. Phillips and Natasha A. Frost

12. The Presentation of Race in Crime Stories by Steven Chermak Jeffrey Gruenewald and Jesenia Pizarro

13. Real Crime and News Coverage Involving Race: Impressions of Media Newspaper Reporting by Linn Washington Jr.

14. Media Frames: The Impact of Public Opinion on the Death Penalty by L. Elaine Sutton Mbionwu

15. The Media and Professional Sports: The Intersect of Race, Sports, and Media in the Michael Vick Dog Fighting Case by Rose J. Bigler and Mary P. Brewster

16. Legitimacy of the War in Iraq: The Role of the Media in Sorting Fact from Fox-tion by Ali Abu-Lughod
IV. Conclusion

17. A Look Back and What Does it Mean by Robert Bing
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