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Media, crime, and criminal justice : images, realities, and policies

Author: Ray Surette
Publisher: Stamford, CT : Cengage Learning, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
Become a critical media consumer with the help of MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. With the ever-increasing role of media in both reporting crime and shaping it into infotainment, the importance of the interplay between contemporary media and the criminal justice system is greater today than ever before. Author Ray Surette comprehensively surveys this interplay and showcases its impact, emphasizing that people  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Surette
ISBN: 9781285459059 1285459059
OCLC Number: 882216889
Description: xxii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Crime, Justice, and Media --
The mediated world of crime and justice --
blurring of fact, fiction, and the media --
a brief history of crime-and-justice media --
Print media --
Sound media --
Visual media --
New media --
Entertainment --
Advertising --
News --
Infotainment --
Crime and justice as a mediated experience --
2. Social constructionism --
Sources of social knowledge --
Experienced reality --
Symbolic reality --
Socially constructed reality --
The social construction process and the media --
Concepts of social constructionism - claims makers and claims --
frames --
narratives --
symbolic crimes --
ownership --
Social construction of road rage --
Reconstruction of driving under the influence --
Competing constructions of the arrest of Rodney King --
3. Images of Crime and criminality --
Criminals --
Predatory criminality --
Crime victims --
Crimes --
White-collar crime --
Criminological theories and the media explanations of crime --
criminality in the media --
4. Criminogenic Media --
The Media as a cause of crime --
violent media and aggression --
what is the effect of video games on aggression --
media and criminal behavior --
copycat crime --
media-oriented terrorism --
criminogenic infotainment --
5. Crime fighters --
Law enforcement: a house divided --
Media constructs of professional soldiers in the war on crime --
Lampooned police --
G-men and police procedural --
Cops --
Police as infotainment --
The CSI effect, forensic science and solving crimes --
police and the media --
Media constructs of citizen soldiers in the war on crime --
Private investigators --
Private citizens --
Professional versus citizen crime fighters --
6. The courts --
Media, infotainment and the courts --
Courts, attorneys, and evidence --
Crime-fighting attorneys --
Female attorneys --
Media trials --
Merging judicial news with entertainment --
Live television in courtrooms --
Pretrial publicity, judicial controls, and access --
Judicial mechanisms to deal with pretrial publicity --
Media access to government information --
reporters' privilege and shield laws --
The courts as Twenty-First-Century entertainment --
7. Corrections --
historical perspective --
Sources of correctional knowledge --
Prison films --
Correctional television and infotainment --
Corrections in the news --
Corrections portraits and stereotypes --
Prisoners --
Correctional institutions --
Correctional officers --
8. Crime control --
Media and crime control --
Public Service Announcements --
Victimization-reduction ads --
Citizen-cooperation ads --
Case processing using media technology --
Judicial System use --
Law Enforcement use --
Surveillance --
history and issues --
benefits and concerns of increased surveillance --
Balancing police surveillance and public safety --
1984: an icon before its time --
9. The media and criminal justice policy --
Media crime-and-justice tenets --
The Backwards Law --
the crime-and-justice environment in the media --
media dynamic of Immanent justice --
Criminal justice policy and media research --
Crime on the Public Agenda --
Beliefs and attitudes about crime --
Crime-and-justice policies --
The social construction of crime-and-justice policy --
10. New Media crime and justice --
new media criminality and victimization --
new media and performance crime --
new media and copycat crime --
new media and criminal victimization --
new media and law enforcement --
new media and the courts --
new media and corrections --
new media and the future of crime and justice --
11. Media and crime and justice in the twenty-first century --
Crime-and-justice media messages --
Two postulates of media and crime and justice --
Expanded public access to criminal justice procedures --
Mediated reality --
The future of crime-and-justice reality --
Participatory Spectacles --
Self-Surveillance --
Mediated criminal justice.
Responsibility: Ray Surette.


Surveys the interplay between contemporary media and the criminal justice system, illustrating how people use media-provided knowledge to construct a picture of the world and then act on that  Read more...
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