9780534551476

Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice Images, Realities and Policies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534551476

  • ISBN10:

    0534551475

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/10/2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Become a critical media consumer with MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE! With the rise of media's role in reporting crime and using crime as entertainment, the importance of the interplay between the mass media news and entertainment systems and the criminal justice system may be greater today than ever before. This criminal justice text provides a bridge between relevant mass media research findings and criminal justice practice and corrects common misconceptions regarding the mass media's effects on crime and justice. An end-of-book glossary, chapter-by-chapter objectives, classroom discussion questions, and additional readings help you master the material and prepare for tests.

Table of Contents

Predators, Pictures and Policy: An Introduction
Social Constructionism
Crime and Criminality
Crime Fighters
The Courts
Corrections
Crime Control
The Media and Criminal Justice Policy
Media and Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century
Glossary
References
Index
Image Credits
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