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.
Professor Yvonne Jewkes joined the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton in January 2016 as Research Professor in Criminology. Prior to that she was Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester (2007-2015). Her main current research interest is the impact of prison architecture, design and technology on the lives of prisoners and prison staff. She has recently written on the theme of `doing prison research differently' and about the role of emotion and auto-ethnography in prison research. She is also researching the potential role of computer-mediated technologies on the everyday lives and future prospects of prisoners; and the particular problems that face elderly inmates, from the poor design of prisons to end-of-life healthcare. A theme which has underpinned much of her previous work is that of self and identity: how masculinity is 'performed' in men's prisons; how lifers manage their identity through a disrupted lifecourse; how new communication technologies permit individuals to create, transform, play with, or steal identities and how researchers gain from being attuned to the emotional and auto-ethnographic aspects of their work She is also known for her work on media and crime and is the author of the bestselling Media and Crime (now in its third edition) and the forthcoming Media and Crime in the USA (co-authored with Travis Linnemann).
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