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Media and Crime
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Media and Crime

Third Edition
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February 2015 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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. 

 
Theorizing Media and Crime
 
The Construction of Crime News
 
Media and Moral Panics
 
Media Constructions of Children: 'Evil Monsters' and 'Tragic Victims'
 
Media Misogyny: Monstrous Women
 
Police, Offenders and Victims in the Media
 
Crime Films and Prison Films
 
Crime and the Surveillance Culture
 
The Role of the Internet in Crime and Deviance
 
(Re)Conceptualizing the Relationship between Media and Crime

Supplements

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Free resources on the companion website:

  • Free access to selected further readings in SAGE journals
  • Links to websites, YouTube videos, blogs and reports
  • PowerPoint Slides to accompany each chapter

This remains the 'go to' text for students with an interest in how the media shapes crime

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justi, University of Cumbria
June 16, 2015

Well written at the appropriate level for my Policing studies students.

Mr Peter Norton
Uniformed public services, Sheffield College
June 11, 2015

The book is very appropriate for the theme of Media and Crime. This particular edition provides information on terrorist activities. It lays emphasis on the immediacy of crime reportage due to the rise in the use of mobile, social media platforms and the camera, thereby making ''everyday crime news, more immediate, more visual and more democratic'' production -wise. It also acknowledges the remarkable advancement in audience media literacy in crime reportage.

Professor Abiodun Salawu
Department of Communication, Univesity of North-West
June 8, 2015

The book is very appropriate for the theme of Media and Crime. This particular edition provides information on terrorist activities. It lays emphasis on the immediacy of crime reportage due to the rise in the use of mobile, social media platforms and the camera, thereby making ''everyday crime news, more immediate, more visual and more democratic'' production -wise. It also acknowledges the remarkable advancement in audience media literacy in crime reportage.

Professor Abiodun Salawu
Department of Communication, Univesity of North-West
June 8, 2015

Good book. more useful in 2016, when a Media and Crime module becomes available here.

Dr Richard Peake
Law , Leeds University
May 14, 2015

This is a book that is essential when discussing media and crime.

Ms Allison Savory
Department of Social Sciences, Bucks New University
March 24, 2015

Help with the criteria of the unit being studied and gives and excellent overview of crime as portrayed in the media

Miss Sarah Bishop
Public Services, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
March 20, 2015

This books remains the best in the field of media and crime. It is well structured with detailed and clear review of relevant literature. It touches on the key concepts and challenges students to reflect critically on these concepts

Dr Kofi Boakye
Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
March 17, 2015

Excellent book, well structured and clearly written

Dr Kofi Boakye
Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
March 17, 2015

Interesting book that gives reader a clear view of links between media and crime

Mr William Graham
School of Social and Health Sciences, University of Abertay, Dundee
March 11, 2015
Key features

New to the Third Edition of Media & Crime:

  • Exploration of innovations in technology and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism.
  • Examination the impact of new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites.
  • Chapters dedicated to the issues around cybercrime and crime film, along with new content on terrorism and the media.
  • Guidance on researching media and crime.
  • A brand new companion website with links to journal articles, relevant websites and blogs.

This Third Edition now includes:
 

  • Exploration of innovations in technology and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism.
  • Examination the impact of new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites.
  • Chapters dedicated to the issues around cybercrime and crime film, along with new content on terrorism and the media.
  • Guidance on researching media and crime.
  • A brand new companion website with links to journal articles, relevant websites and blogs.

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