Media and Crime: Content, Contexts and Consequence by Katrina CliffordMedia and Crime: Content, Contexts and Consequence by Katrina Clifford

Media and Crime: Content, Contexts and Consequence

byKatrina Clifford, Rob White

Paperback | June 16, 2017

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Public knowledge of crime and criminal justice often develops through the media to the extent that, for some people, the media may be their sole source of information on these issues and systems. The role that the media plays in shaping public perceptions of crime and criminality, and framingdebates about criminal justice and responses to crime, is therefore undeniable. For these reasons, questions of media influence have become a prominent aspect of criminological theorising and inquiry. Media and Crime offers a new and innovative approach to these debates and analysis by combining the skills and expertise of journalism and media studies with criminological knowledge to critically interrogate the nexus between the media and crime, and the linkages between process, practice andrepresentation. Wide-ranging in subject matter, and international in scope, it provides a theoretically informed analysis of media constructions of crime, criminality and criminal justice. Media and Crime will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and students of journalism, media studies,criminology, sociology, and the general reader.
Rob White is Professor, School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania. Katrina Clifford is Lecturer in Journalism, Media and Communications at the University of Tasmania.
Title:Media and Crime: Content, Contexts and ConsequenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:June 16, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195598288

ISBN - 13:9780195598285

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Theoretical Foundations1. Introduction2. Doing Media Criminology3. Crime in the NewsPart 2: Framing Effects and Media Practices4. Police, Courts and Media5. Victims and Offenders6. Prisons and Innovate JusticePart 3: The Politics of Mediated Representation7. Youth and the Moral Economy8. Racialised Violence and Hate Crime9. Crimes of the PowerfulPart 4: Audiences, Industries and Technologies10. Crime as Entertainment: The CSI Effect11. Surveillance, Cyberspace and Civil Society12. Conclusion