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Title:
Crime, the media, and the law
Author:
Howitt, Dennis.
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Publication Information:
Chichester [England] ; New York : Wiley, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
x, 233 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Linking media and crime -- Theories of crime and the media -- Constructing the image of crime -- Cultivating the fear of crime -- School for violence? -- Violent criminals -- Sexual crimes and the mass media -- Pornography and sexually violent crime -- Women and crime -- Acquisitive crime -- Race and hate crime -- Drug crime -- Criminal justice and the media -- The media and crime prevention.
ISBN:
9780471969051

9780471978343
Format :
Book

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Central Library P96.C74 H68 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

The relationship between crime and its representation in the mass media has long been a source of great concern to the general public. Anxieties about the criminogenic properties of the media, particularly in regard to young people, have increasingly influenced media policy and legislation debates. This book looks at the role of the mass media in legal and criminal processes. Along with discussing the impact of the media on specific crimes such as juvenile offenses and hate crimes, the book also explores the media's tendency to engender "moral panics" in society and encourage urgent and massive response from the justice system.


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