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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Crime and the Media

ISBN 9780230302884
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Provides a critical discussion of crime in the media and equips students with a better understanding of the key theoretical concepts and methodological tools for undertaking media analysis. Examining both real and fictional representations of crime and criminal justice agencies, this is the essential textbook for crime and media courses.





Sarah E.H. Moore is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She has published widely in international journals, including the British Journal of Criminology and Crime, Media, Culture. She is also the author of Ribbon Culture (2008) which won the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for Best First Sole-authored Book in Sociology.

Introduction
PART I: CRIME IN THE NEWS
Introduction
1. How Does Crime Become News?
2. Terrorism in the News
3. Victims of Sexual Violence in the News
4. Crime News Effects
PART II: CONCEPTUALISING MEDIA COVERAGE OF CRIME
Introduction
5. Moral Panics
6. Cautionary Tales
7. Crime Legends
8. Cultural Trauma
PART III: ANALYSING THE MEDIA
Introduction
9. Content Analysis
10.Narrative Analysis
11. Discourse Analysis
PART IV: FICTIONAL WORLDS OF CRIME, JUSTICE, AND ORDER
Introduction
12. Revenge and Retribution in Deadwood
13. Prison and Rehabilitation in A Clockwork Orange: Thinking afresh about 'what works'
14. Stories of Criminal Detection from Christie to CSI
15. Passing Judgement: The 'Double Trial Structure' of Four Hollywood Legal Dramas
16. 'Real-Life' Crime and Police-Work in Cops
Conclusion

Reviews

"Written in a lively and accessible style this text has the potential to become central to – and eventually inform – crime and media courses cutting across disciplines such as media, sociology and psychology. Bursting with case studies, it breaks down the many and varied ways in which crime and media intersect to form a picture of how societies function. In my view this text will be a welcome addition to what is becoming an internationally burgeoning field of study." - Siobhan Holohan, Lecturer in Sociology, Keele University, UK
"Bringing together a range of literature across disciplines and locations, Crime and the Media offers insightful perspectives on key issues for crime and media courses. Something new has been added to the area." - Alyce McGovern, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of New South Wales, Australia
"I don't know of another book on this topic which is so specifically addressed to a student readership. The book is pitch perfect." - Sue Turnbull, Professor of Communication and Media Studies, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
'This is the best crime and media related text I have ever encountered. It offers comprehensive coverage of fictional and journalistic imagery, excellent discussion of major theoretical perspectives, comparison of various research methodologies and a nice list of historically grounded case studies.' – Cecil Greek, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida, USA
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