Crime and Media: A Reader (Routledge Student Readers)

Crime and Media: A Reader (Routledge Student Readers)

By: Chris Greer (editor)Paperback

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This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprizing a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues including: understanding media; researching media; crime, newsworthiness and news; crime, entertainment and creativity; effects, influence and moral panic; and cybercrime, surveillance and risk. Specially devized introductory and linking sections contextualize each reading and evaluate its contribution to the field, both individually and in relation to competing approaches and debates. This book provides a single source around which criminology, media and cultural studies modules can be structured, an invaluable revision and consultation guide for students, and an extremely useful resource for scholars writing and researching across a wide range of relevant fields. Accessible yet challenging, and packed with additional pedagogical devices, Crime and Media: A Reader will be an invaluable resource for students and academics studying crime, media, culture, surveillance and control.

About Author

Chris Greer is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at City University, London. His primary research interests lie at the intersections between crime, media and culture, and he has published widely in this area. Chris is also founder and co-editor of the award-winning Crime Media Culture: An International Journal.


INTRODUCTION Part 1: Understanding Media 1. The Public Sphere: An Encyclopaedia Article Habermas, J. 2. The Medium is the Message McLuhan, M. 3. A Propaganda Model Herman, E. and Chomsky 4. Encoding/Decoding Hall, S. 5. An Introduction to the Information Age Castells, M. 6. Simulacra and Simulations Baudrillard, J. 7. Neuromancer Gibson, W. Part 2: Researching Media 8. Research Approaches Ericson, R. Baranek, P. and Chan, J. 9. Reading the News Ericson, R. Baranek, P. and Chan, J. 10. The Determination of News Hall, S. 11. Dimensions of Genre Neale, S. 12. Frame Analysis Sasson, T. 13. The Debate About Media Influence Kitzinger, J. 14. Researching Cybercultures Bell, D. Part 3: Crime, Newsworthiness and News 15. Press Ideology: The Politics of Professionalism Chibnall, S. 16. The Construction of News Jewkes 17. What Makes Crime News? Katz 18. The Social Production of News Hall, S. Critcher, C. Jefferson, T. Clarke, J. and Roberts, B. 19. The Media Politics of Crime and Criminal Justice Schlesinger, P., Tumber, H. and Murdock, G. 20. Recovering Blackness - Repudiating Whiteness: The Daily Mail's Construction of the Five White Suspects Accused of the Racist Murder of Stephen Lawrence McLaughlin, E. 21. She Should be Punished': The 1983-1984 New Bedford `Big Dan's' Gang Rape' Benedict, H. Part 4: Crime, Entertainment and Creativity 22. The Typology of Detective Fiction Todorov, Tzvetan 23. The Dialectics of Dixon: The Changing Image of the TV Cop Reiner, R. 24. From the Hard-Boiled Detective to the Pre-Crime Unit Valverde, M. 25. Casino Culture: Media and Crime in a Winner-Loser Society Reiner, R., Livingston, S. and Allen, J. 26. The Gangster Film: Genre and Society Langford, B. 27. Monsters Inc.: Serial killers and Consumer Culture Jarvis, B. 28. Crimes of Style Ferrell, J, Part 5: Effects, Influence and Moral Panic 29. Imitation of Film-Mediated Aggressive Models Bandura, A., Ross, D. and Ross, S. 30. The Worrying Influence of `Media Effects' Studies Gauntlett, D. 31. From Bad Media Violence Research to Good: A Guide for the Perplexed Barker, M. and Petley, J. 32. Living with Television: The Violence Profile Gerbner, G. and Gross, L. 33. From Imitation to Intimidation: A Note on the Curious and Changing Relationship Between the Media, Crime and Fear of Crime Ditton, J., Chadee, D., Farrall, S., Gilchrist, E. and Bannister, J. 34. Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers Cohen, S. 35. Rethinking "Moral Panic" for Multi-Mediated Social Worlds' McRobbie, A. and Thornton, S. Part 6: Cybercrime, Surveillance and Risk 36. Panopticism Foucault, M. 37. The Viewer Society Mathiesen, T. 38. The Maximum Surveillance Society: The Rise of CCTV Norris, C. and Armstrong, G. 39. (S)talking in Cyberspace, Virtuality, Crime and Law Brown, S. 40. Governance and the Internet Franko Aas, K. 41. Communicating the Terrorist Risk: Harnessing a Culture of Fear Mythen G. and Walklate, S. 42. Regarding the Torture of Others Sontag, S.

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  • ISBN13: 9780415422390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780415422390
  • weight: 1021
  • ISBN10: 0415422396

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