Crime Justice and the Media

This book offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive analysis of theoretical thinking on the relationship between the media, crime and criminal justice and a detailed examination of how crime, criminals and others involved in the criminal ...

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429778252

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Crime, Justice and the Media examines and analyses the relationship between the media and crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. This expanded and fully updated third edition considers how crime and criminals have been portrayed by the media throughout history, applying different theoretical perspectives to the way crime, criminals and justice are reported. It also includes a new chapter that looks at the influence of film and the cinema on crime and justice. The third edition of Crime, Justice and the Media focuses on the media representation of a range of different areas of crime and criminal justice, including: new media technology, e.g. social network sites; moral panics over specific crimes and criminals, e.g. youth crime, cybercrime, paedophilia; media portrayal of victims of crime and criminals; how the media represent criminal justice agencies, e.g. the police and prison service. This book offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive analysis of theoretical thinking on the relationship between the media, crime and criminal justice and a detailed examination of how crime, criminals and others involved in the criminal justice process are portrayed by the media. With exercises, questions and further reading in every chapter, this book encourages students to engage with and respond to the material presented, thereby developing a deeper understanding of the links between the media and criminality.

Crime Justice and Social Media

Drawing on original qualitative research, this book is essential reading for students and scholars in the fields of cyber-crime, media and crime, cultural criminology, and gender and crime.

Author: Michael Salter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317419057

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 393

How is social media changing contemporary understandings of crime and injustice, and what contribution can it make to justice-seeking? Abuse on social media often involves betrayals of trust and invasions of privacy that range from the public circulation of intimate photographs to mass campaigns of public abuse and harassment using platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, 8chan and Reddit – forms of abuse that disproportionately target women and children. Crime, Justice and Social Media argues that online abuse is not discontinuous with established patterns of inequality but rather intersects with and amplifies them. Embedded within social media platforms are inducements to abuse and harass other users who are rarely provided with the tools to protect themselves or interrupt the abuse of others. There is a relationship between the values that shape the technological design and administration of social media, and those that inform the use of abuse and harassment to exclude and marginalise diverse participants in public life. Drawing on original qualitative research, this book is essential reading for students and scholars in the fields of cyber-crime, media and crime, cultural criminology, and gender and crime.

Media Crime and Criminal Justice

This text is the definitive work on media and criminal justice.

Author: Ray Surette

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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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.

Media Coverage of Crime and Criminal Justice

"This book critically examines the media to identify how crime and criminal justice are treated in the news, entertainment, and infotainment media.

Author: Matthew B. Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781531006013

Category: Crime in mass media

Page: 438

View: 226

"This book critically examines the media to identify how crime and criminal justice are treated in the news, entertainment, and infotainment media. The book sheds light on important realities of crime and criminal justice and corrects major misconceptions created by coverage of crime and criminal justice in the media."--

Criminal Visions

This book aims to meet this need by bringing together an important range of papers from leading researchers in the field, addressing issues of fictional, factual and hybrid representations in the media -the so called 'docu-dramas' and ...

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135990832

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 169

Media representations of law and order are matters of keen public interest and have been the subject of intense debate amongst those with an interest in the media, crime and criminal justice. Despite being an increasingly high profile subject few publications address this subject head on. This book aims to meet this need by bringing together an important range of papers from leading researchers in the field, addressing issues of fictional, factual and hybrid representations in the media -the so called 'docu-dramas' and 'faction'.

Reporting Crime

The first new study in almost two decades of how specialist crime journalists work, this book brings to a wider public an influential new approach to the sociological study of journalism.

Author: Philip Schlesinger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Crime

Page: 287

View: 939

Every day we watch, read, and hear stories about crime and justice. This path-breaking book reveals how policy makers, criminal justice professionals, pressure groups, and the police compete in self-promoting struggles to shape their own images and the policy agenda. In a series of case studies, the authors pose a number of important questions. Does coverage of crime statistics promote fear of crime, or is the debate about the figures really about something else? By focusing on fear of crime have we underplayed public fear of authority? Does the coverage of sexual crime encourage voyeurism? And finally, is television's growing obsession with showing us stories of real crime more about entertaining the audience than about helping the police with their enquiries? The first new study in almost two decades of how specialist crime journalists work, this book brings to a wider public an influential new approach to the sociological study of journalism.

Crime

This book speaks broadly to those interested in criminology, criminal justice, media and culture, sociology, and gender studies.

Author: Rebecca M. Hayes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319894447

Category: Law

Page: 203

View: 766

As research continues to accumulate on the connections between media and crime, #Crime explores the impact of social media on the criminal legal system. It examines how media influences our perceptions of crime, the perpetration of crime, and the implementation of punishment, whilst emphasizing the significance of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. It offers an accessible and in-depth examination of media and in each chapter there are case studies and examples from both legacy and new media, including discussions from Twitter that are being used to raise awareness of criminal legal issues. It also includes interviews with international scholars and practitioners from Australia, Belgium, and the United States to voice a range of global perspectives. This book speaks broadly to those interested in criminology, criminal justice, media and culture, sociology, and gender studies.

Crime Policy and the Media

Crime, Policy and the Media is the first academic text to map the relationship between a rapidly changing media and policymaking in criminal justice.

Author: Jon Silverman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136583998

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 380

Media clamour on issues relating to crime, justice and civil liberties has never been more insistent. Whether it is the murder of James Bulger or detaining terrorist suspects for long periods without trial, mediated comment has grown immeasurably over the last twenty years. So, how does it interact with and shape policy in these fields? How do the politicians both respond to and try to manipulate the media which permeates our society and culture? Crime, Policy and the Media is the first academic text to map the relationship between a rapidly changing media and policymaking in criminal justice. Spanning the period, 1989-2010, it examines a number of case studies – terrorism, drugs, sentencing, policing and public protection, amongst others – and interrogates key policy-makers (including six former Home Secretaries, a former Lord Chief Justice, Attorney-General, senior police officers, government advisers and leading commentators) about the impact of the media on their thinking and practice. Bolstered by content and framing analysis, it argues that, especially, in the last decade, fear of media criticism and the Daily Mail effect has restricted the policymaking agenda in crime and justice, concluding that the expanding influence of the Internet and Web 2.0 has begun to undermine some of the ways in which agencies such as the police have gained and held a presentational advantage. Written by a former BBC Home Affairs Correspondent, with unrivalled access to the highest reaches of policy-making, it is both academically rigorous and accessible and will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners in media and criminal justice.

Crime Media and Reality

Garcia and Arkerson look at the influence of crime news and true crime television series that prevent the public from distinguishing pure entertainment from the realities of crime and justice.

Author: Venessa Garcia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442260823

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 656

Garcia and Arkerson look at the influence of crime news and true crime television series that prevent the public from distinguishing pure entertainment from the realities of crime and justice.

Media and Crime

This book critically examines the complex interactions between media and crime.

Author: Yvonne Jewkes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147391731X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 787

This book critically examines the complex interactions between media and crime. Written with an engaging and authoritative voice, it guides you through all the key issues, ranging from news reporting of crime, media constructions of children and women, moral panics, and media and the police to 'reality' crime shows, surveillance and social control. This third edition: Explores innovations in technology and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism. Examines the impact of new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites. Features chapters dedicated to the issues around cybercrime and crime film, along with new content on terrorism and the media. Shows you how to research media and crime. Includes discussion questions, further reading and a glossary. Now features a companion website, complete with links to journal articles, relevant websites and blogs. This is essential reading for your studies in criminology, media studies, cultural studies and sociology. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.

Media Trials and Criminal Justice in India

Media in India has become a public court that is interfering with court proceedings.

Author: Dr.V.V.L.N. Sastry

Publisher: Idea Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 131

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Media in India has become a public court that is interfering with court proceedings. Media influence people’s talk at a given time and place. Media influences the population’s opinion regarding situations in the society. The media reflects people’s diverse perceptions of unlike situations. Media presents stories in a manner that will capture the public’s attention regarding the situations. Recently, the media has also been involved in criminal justice trials, especially high-profile cases. This has been said to interfere with the criminal justice process, including witness testimony and the evidence collected in a given case. There is a widespread concern that criminal justice processes should be handled carefully by the media. The current study was conducted to examine the influence of media on the criminal justice system in India. The study examined the relationship between court verdicts and media trials in India. The narrative policy framework was used to guide the study. Data were gathered from a variety of sources, including the court cases and the related verdicts picked up by the media as media trials from 2005 to 2015. Findings indicated that media interference affects the Indian criminal justice system, often adversely. Findings may be used to help public policymaking bodies formulate media guidelines about reporting crime and the justice system in India. Findings may also be used to bolster public confidence in the judicial system in India.

Adolescents Crime and the Media

And the book brings scientific and intellectual rigor to culturally and politically charged issues as it covers: Violence in the media. Media portrayals of crime and youth.

Author: Christopher J Ferguson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461467411

Category: Psychology

Page: 175

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A campus shooting. A gang assault. A school bus ambush. With each successive event, fingers are pointed at the usual suspects: violent films, bloody video games, explicit web sites. But to what extent can—or should—the media be implicated in youth crime? And are today's sophisticated young people really that susceptible to their influence? Adolescents, Crime, and the Media critically examines perceptions of these phenomena through the lens of the ongoing relationship between generations of adults and youth. A wealth of research findings transcends the standard nature/nurture debate, analyzing media effects on young people's behavior, brain development in adolescence, ways adults can be misled about youth’s participation in criminal acts, and how science can be manipulated by prevailing attitudes toward youth. The author strikes a necessary balance between the viewpoints of media providers and those seeking to restrict media or young people's access to them. And the book brings scientific and intellectual rigor to culturally and politically charged issues as it covers: Violence in the media. Media portrayals of crime and youth. Research on violent television programs, video games, and other media as causes of crime. Effects of pornography on behavior. Public policy, censorship, and First Amendment issues. Adolescents, Crime, and the Media is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, professionals, and clinicians across such interrelated disciplines as developmental psychology, sociology, educational policy, criminology/criminal justice, child and school psychology, and media law.

Media Process and the Social Construction of Crime

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135886113

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 536

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Getting Justice Wrong

Discussion that gets justice wrong, produces failing policies and allocates taxpayers' dollars ineffectively. Getting Justice Wrong is not another government report or political polemic.

Author: Nicholas Cowdery

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741153883

Category: True Crime

Page: 192

View: 766

Justice may be nothing more than people getting what they deserve - but who is to decide that? And how? Tabloid journalists hunting a shock story? Talkback hosts feeding the anxieties and prejudices of the ill-informed? Politicians on the election trail chasing an easy vote? All have a vested interest in crime. All help generate public discussion and concern about the latest 'crime wave', 'war on drugs', 'soft judges', 'zero tolerance'. Discussion full of headline fodder, sound bites and dodgy figures. Discussion that gets justice wrong, produces failing policies and allocates taxpayers' dollars ineffectively. Getting Justice Wrong is not another government report or political polemic. It simply presents some facts about how criminal justice happens and why it happens that way. It provides information, usually at variance with the conventional 'wisdom' peddled by opinion manipulators. It offers food for thought, at a time when the next election 'law and order auction' is not far off.

Crime and the Media

With questions for discussion, exercises and workshop sessions, as well as techniques for analysing crime in a range of media formats, the book makes an invaluable contribution to crime and media courses, and to the social sciences in ...

Author: Sarah E.H. Moore

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137400544

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

View: 436

From video games that allow us to participate in Mafia-style violence, to newspaper reports about the latest terrorist atrocity, from detective novels that fill our bedside cabinets, to Hollywood's beloved legal dramas – the mass media is saturated with stories about crime, justice and disorder. Together they create a cultural landscape of crime that is distinctly at odds with reality, as criminologists are apt to complain. Crime and the Media attempts to make sense of this cultural landscape and its relationship with broader social trends and public attitudes. Through focussed, critical discussions about crime in the media - taking on crime news and fictional representations of cops, courts, and corrections - the text equips students with an understanding of the key theoretical concepts and methodological tools that are required to undertake media analysis. With questions for discussion, exercises and workshop sessions, as well as techniques for analysing crime in a range of media formats, the book makes an invaluable contribution to crime and media courses, and to the social sciences in general.

Media and Criminal Justice

The media and the CSI craze -- Motion pictures, popular television dramas, news reports -- Wars on crime and junkies -- Wars on sex offenders and poverty -- Terrorism and the war on immigrants -- Crime scene investigations, forensics, and ...

Author: Dennis J. Stevens

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763755317

Category: Law

Page: 380

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Media and Criminal Justice: The CSI Effect illustrates how media coverage and television programs inform the public’s perception of criminal justice. The CSI Effect can be characterized as the phenomenon whereby fiction is mistaken for reality and the assumption that all criminal cases can be solved through the employment of hi-tech forensic science such as crime scene investigation and DNA testing as depcited on television crime shows. This text provides broad, balanced, and comprehensive coverage of timely events in CSI, prosecutors, and wrongful convictions. The author explores some common misconceptions and helps readers towards a critical analysis of the information they see in the media and entertainment.

Crime and the Media

The series makes available to researchers, academics and students of criminology an extensive range of essays which are indispensable for obtaining an overview of the latest theories and findings in this fast developing field.

Author: Richard Victor Ericson

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 429

View: 202

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology. The series makes available to researchers, academics and students of criminology an extensive range of essays which are indispensable for obtaining an overview of the latest theories and findings in this fast developing field.

Crime and Criminal Justice

Presenting a clear and thorough review of theoretical thinking on crime, and of the context and current workings of the criminal justice system, this book provides students with an excellent grounding in the study of criminology.

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136845747

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 229

Crime and Criminal Justice provides students with a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the study of criminology by taking an interdisciplinary approach to explaining criminal behaviour and criminal justice. The book is divided into two parts, which address the two essential bases that form the discipline of criminology. Part One describes, discusses and evaluates a range of theoretical approaches that have offered explanations for crime, drawing upon contributions from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, and biology. It then goes on to apply these theories to specific forms of criminality. Part Two offers an accessible but detailed review of the major philosophical aims and sociological theories of punishment, and examines the main areas of the contemporary criminal justice system – including the police, the courts and judiciary, prisons, and more recent approaches to punishment. Presenting a clear and thorough review of theoretical thinking on crime, and of the context and current workings of the criminal justice system, this book provides students with an excellent grounding in the study of criminology.

School Violence the Media and Criminal Justice Responses

This book provides a foundation for the study of school violence, beginning with an analysis of the shootings at Columbine and going on to discuss all forms of aggression in schools.

Author: Kimberly A. McCabe

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467566

Category: Law

Page: 122

View: 301

This book provides a foundation for the study of school violence, beginning with an analysis of the shootings at Columbine and going on to discuss all forms of aggression in schools.

Media Crime and Racism

This collection critically reflects on a number of globally significant topics including the vilification of Muslim minorities, the portrayal of the refugee ‘crisis’ and the representations and resistance of Indigenous and Black ...

Author: Monish Bhatia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319717766

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

View: 831

Media, Crime and Racism draws together contributions from scholars at the leading edge of their field across three continents to present contemporary and longstanding debates exploring the roles played by media and the state in racialising crime and criminalising racialised minorities. Comprised of empirically rich accounts and theoretically informed analysis, this dynamic text offers readers a critical and in-depth examination of contemporary social and criminal justice issues as they pertain to racialised minorities and the media. Chapters demonstrate the myriad ways in which racialised ‘others’ experience demonisation, exclusion, racist abuse and violence licensed – and often induced – by the state and the media. Together, they also offer original and nuanced analysis of how these processes can be experienced differently dependent on geography, political context and local resistance. This collection critically reflects on a number of globally significant topics including the vilification of Muslim minorities, the portrayal of the refugee ‘crisis’ and the representations and resistance of Indigenous and Black communities. This volume demonstrates that processes of racialisation and criminalisation in media and the state cannot be understood without reference to how they are underscored and inflected by gender and power. Above all, the contributors to this volume demonstrate the resistance of racialised minorities in localised contexts across the globe: against racialisation and criminalisation and in pursuit of racial justice.