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, UKThis 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, NorwayThe 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.The bestselling Media and Crime returns with a fully revised and updated new edition. Established in the field as the market leader, the book 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:" 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.Its lucid and engaging style, thought-provoking content and panoramic coverage of key debates and issues make this the text on media and crime. Essential reading for students in criminology, media studies, cultural studies and sociology, academics and researchers.
Yvonne Jewkes is Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester. She is one of the Founding Editors of Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal.
Table of Contents
|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|
|Doing Media-Crime Research|
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