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Media and Crime

Content, Context, and Consequence

Katrina Clifford and Rob White

Publication Date - April 2017

ISBN: 9780195598285

304 pages
Paperback
9.7 x 6.7 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $67.95

Offers a new and innovative approach to media and crime by combining the skills and expertise of journalism and media studies with criminological knowledge

Description

In Media and Crime: Content, Context, and Consequence, authors Katrina Clifford and Rob White combine the skills and expertise of journalism and media studies with criminological knowledge to critically interrogate the nexus between the media and crime and the links between process, practice, and representation. It addresses media in its traditional and emerging forms and explores the ways in which police, courts, and different groups engage with mediated representations of crime, risk, fear, and vulnerability. The authors also investigate the role that media plays in shaping perceptions of crime and criminality, and how media-framing occurs in relation to debates about criminal justice and responses to crime.

Features

  • Uses historical and contemporary case studies to analyze the concepts, theories, and methods presented in the text
  • Includes glossary terms that outline essential terminology and challenge conventional definitions
  • Provides an interdisciplinary synthesis of ideas and applications, drawing on both an applied understanding of media practices and criminological perspectives developed by an expert author team

About the Author(s)

Katrina Clifford is Lecturer in Journalism, Media, and Communications at the University of Tasmania.

Rob White is Professor of Criminology at the University of Tasmania.

Table of Contents

    PART I: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
    1. Introduction
    2. Doing Media Criminology
    3. Crime in the News
    PART 2: FRAMING EFFECTS AND MEDIA PRACTICES
    4. Police, Courts, and Media
    5. Victims and Offenders
    6. Prisons and Innovate Justice
    PART 3: THE POLITICS OF MEDIATED REPRESENTATION
    7. Youth and the Moral Economy
    8. Racialized Violence and Hate Crime
    9. Crimes of the Powerful
    PART 4: AUDIENCES, INDUSTRIES, AND TECHNOLOGIES
    10. Crime as Entertainment: The CSI Effect
    11. Surveillance, Cyberspace, and Civil Society
    12. Conclusion

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