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Media & Crime

Second Edition


328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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Established as the most comprehensive and thought-provoking title in this field , Yvonne Jewkes's Media and Crime explores the complex interactions between media and crime from a critical and authoritative standpoint. Retaining and updating coverage of the core issues in the subject – news reporting of crime; media constructions of children and women; moral panics; media and the police; 'reality' crime shows; surveillance and social control - the book now also includes chapters on cybercrime and crime film.

 
Introduction
 
Theorizing Media and Crime
 
Media 'Effects'
 
Strain Theory and Anomie
 
Marxism, Critical Criminology and the 'Dominant Ideology' Approach
 
Pluralism, Competition and Ideological Struggle
 
Realism and Reception Analysis
 
Late-Modernity and Postmodernism
 
Cultural Criminology
 
The Construction of Crime News
 
News Values for a New Millennium
 
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: A Newsworthy Story par Excellence
 
News Production and Consumption in a Digital Global Marketplace: The Rise of the Citizen Journalist
 
News Values and Crime News Production: Some Concluding Thoughts
 
Media and Moral Panics
 
The Background to the Moral Panic Model
 
Problems with the Moral Panic Model
 
The Longevity and Legacy of the Moral Panic Model: Some Concluding Thoughts
 
Media Constructions of Children: 'Evil Monsters' and 'Tragic Victims'
 
1993 - Children as 'Evil Monsters'
 
1996 - Children as 'Tragic Victims'
 
Guilt, Collusion and Voyeurism
 
Moral Panics and the Revival of 'Community': Some Concluding Thoughts
 
Media Misogyny: Monstrous Women
 
Psychoanalytic Perspectives
 
Feminist Perspectives
 
Honourable Fathers Vs. Monstrous Mothers: Some Concluding Thoughts
 
Police, Offenders and Victims in the Media
 
The Mass Media and Fear of Crime
 
The Role of the Police
 
Crimewatch UK
 
Crimewatching Crime: Some Concluding Thoughts
 
Crime Films and Prison Films
 
The Appeal of Crime Films
 
The Crime Film: Masculinity, Autonomy, the City
 
The 'Prison Film'
 
The Documentary
 
The Remake
 
Discussion
 
Concluding Thoughts
 
Crime and the Surveillance Culture
 
Panopticism
 
The Surveillant Assemblage
 
From the Panopticon to Surveillant Assemblage and Back Again
 
'Big Brother' Or 'Brave New World'?: Some Concluding Thoughts
 
The Role of the Internet in Crime and Deviance
 
Redefining Deviance And Democratization: Developing Nations and the Case of China
 
'Ordinary' Cybercrimes
 
Childhood, Cyberspace and Social Retreat
 
Concluding Thoughts
 
(Re)-Conceptualizing the Relationship Between Media and Crime
 
Doing Media-Crime Research
 
Stigmatization, Sentimentalization and Sanctification: The 'Othering' of Victims And Offenders

'Yvonne Jewkes' Media and Crime is a remarkable book-a book remarkable for its critical, comprehensive engagement with the most important of contemporary issues. As one of the top scholars in her field, Jewkes provides a panoramic view across the full sweep of media and crime, in all their many forms and entanglements, from television crime coverage to internet search engines and situations of surveillance. Taking the reader with her across this complex cultural terrain, she reveals something else as well: the essential insights into contemporary politics, power, and conflict that are to be found where crime and media collide. In this light Media and Crime becomes required reading not only for students and scholars of crime and media, but for anyone interested in understanding the dangerous dynamics of the late modern world' - Jeff Ferrell, Texas Christian University, US, and University of Kent, UK


'This second edition of Jewkes' treatise Media and Crime is the most comprehensive volume to date on the major issues involved. Analytically incisive and international as well as national in orientation, it is a must for everyone preoccupied with media and crime, and for all students engaged in the area' - Thomas Mathiesen, Professor of Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway


'The first edition set the standard for textbooks on crime and media. This revised edition has raised the bar. Erudite, authoritative, interdisciplinary and always engaging, Yvonne Jewkes' Media and Crime transports students to a genuinely interesting place and makes other textbooks seem rather dull in comparison. It looks set to remain a classroom favourite for some time to come' - Chris Greer, City University, UK.


'Yvonne Jewkes' Media and Crime is a remarkable book-a book remarkable for its critical, comprehensive engagement with the most important of contemporary issues. As one of the top scholars in her field, Jewkes provides a panoramic view across the full sweep of media and crime, in all their many forms and entanglements, from television crime coverage to internet search engines and situations of surveillance. Taking the reader with her across this complex cultural terrain, she reveals something else as well: the essential insights into contemporary politics, power, and conflict that are to be found where crime and media collide. In this light Media and Crime becomes required reading not only for students and scholars of crime and media, but for anyone interested in understanding the dangerous dynamics of the late modern world' - Jeff Ferrell, Texas Christian University, US, and University of Kent, UK


'This second edition of Jewkes' treatise Media and Crime is the most comprehensive volume to date on the major issues involved. Analytically incisive and international as well as national in orientation, it is a must for everyone preoccupied with media and crime, and for all students engaged in the area' - Thomas Mathiesen, Professor of Sociology of Law, University of Oslo, Norway


'The first edition set the standard for textbooks on crime and media. This revised edition has raised the bar. Erudite, authoritative, interdisciplinary and always engaging, Yvonne Jewkes' Media and Crime transports students to a genuinely interesting place and makes other textbooks seem rather dull in comparison. It looks set to remain a classroom favourite for some time to come' - Chris Greer, City University, UK.

Jeff Ferrell
Texas Christian University

Some interesting points linked to media influences on behaviour.

Mrs MINE TANA
media studies , Hackney college
October 7, 2014

This is recomended reading for learner who are studying an Access course or Public Services HNC and HND. the information provided offers excellent information regards perceptions and theories on crime and the media

Miss Amy Capper
access, Warrington Collegiate
September 28, 2014

Good book and I am awaiting the newer version.

Ms Allison Savory
Department of Social Sciences, Bucks New University
May 1, 2014

I'm looking forward to developing a course around this topic as I believe students would be greatly interested in it.

Miss Courtney Porter
Criminology, Law & Society, George Mason University
December 4, 2013

This is an excellent resource for students with interesting and thought provoking case studies illuminated via a fair and balanced reflection on both the latest and the most historically important theoretical developments.

Mr Andrew Wilson
Education, Derby University
December 3, 2013

Comprehensive and sophisticated approach but also accessible to undergraduates.

Dr Robert Brooks
Other, Worcester State College
November 25, 2013

Excellent resource, comprehensive, interesting and valuable when studying media and crime

Mrs Sarah Watson
Criminology, Coventry University
October 25, 2013

I'm introducing a new element into Criminal Law which is part of a Foundation Degree Course. This will be specifically about the role of the media in the CJS. This book will be very valuable for the lesson preparation and for the students to access for deeper research.

Mr Stuart Newberry
Public Services and Tourism, City College Plymouth
October 16, 2013
Key features

Features

  • Additional chapters on cybercrime and crime film
  • Updated content on new media including mobile, internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites
  • Discussions on how to research media and crime
  • Fully updated references and student-friendly features – including discussion questions, further reading and glossary

New to the second edition:

  • Additional chapters on cybercrime and crime film
  • Updated content on new media including mobile, internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites
  • Discussions on how to research media and crime
  • Fully updated references and student-friendly features – including discussion questions, further reading and glossary.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Theorizing Media and Crime


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Yvonne Jewkes

Yvonne Jewkes is Professor of Criminology at the University of Bath and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Melbourne. She has been carrying out prison research—much of it ethnography—for over 20 years and has spent the last decade researching and writing about prison architecture and design and their potential to rehabilitate. She has recently held two Economic and Social Research Council grants to study these topics and has worked as a consultant to prison architects and senior prison service personnel around the world. She has published extensively on various aspects of prisons and imprisonment, including (with Ben Crewe... More About Author

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