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Media and Crime in the U.S.
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Media and Crime in the U.S.



August 2017 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The rise of mobile and social media means that everyday crime news is now more immediate, more visual, and more democratically produced than ever. Offering new and innovative ways of understanding the relationship between media and crime, Media and Crime in the U.S. critically examines the influence of media coverage of crimes on culture and identity in the United States and across the globe. With comprehensive coverage of the theories, research, and key issues, acclaimed author Yvonne Jewkes and award-winning professor Travis Linnemann have come together to shed light on some of the most troubling questions surrounding media and crime today.

 The free open-access Student Study site at study.sagepub.com/jewkesus features web quizzes, web resources, and more.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER 1 Theorizing Media and Crime
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
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

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 2 The Construction of Crime News
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
NEWS VALUES FOR A NEW MILLENNIUM

 
TWO EXAMPLES OF NEWSWORTHY STORIES 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

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 3 Media and Moral Panics
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
THE BACKGROUND OF THE MORAL PANIC MODEL

 
PROBLEMS WITH THE MORAL PANIC MODEL

 
THE LONGEVITY AND LEGACY OF THE MORAL PANIC MODEL: SOME CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 4 Media Constructions of Children: “Evil Monsters” and “Tragic Victims”
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
CHILDREN AS “EVIL MONSTERS”

 
CHILDREN AS “TRAGIC VICTIMS”

 
GUILT, COLLUSION, AND VOYEURISM

 
MORAL PANICS AND THE REVIVAL OF “COMMUNITY”: SOME CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 5 Media Misogyny: Monstrous Women
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
PSYCHOANALYTIC PERSPECTIVES

 
FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES

 
HONORABLE FATHERS VERSUS MONSTROUS MOTHERS: SOME CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 6 The Police Image and Policing the Image
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
THE MASS MEDIA AND FEAR OF CRIME

 
THE POLICE IMAGE: TELEVISION AND FILM

 
COPS AND REALITY TV

 
POLICING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

 
IMAGE MANAGEMENT

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 7 Crime Movies and Prison Films
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
THE APPEAL OF CRIME MOVIES

 
THE CRIME MOVIE: MASCULINITY, AUTONOMY, THE CITY

 
THE “PRISON FILM”

 
THE DOCUMENTARY

 
THE REMAKE

 
DISCUSSION

 
CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 8 Crime and the Surveillance Culture
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
THE NSA AND A NEW AGE OF SURVEILLANCE

 
PANOPTICISM

 
THE SURVEILLANT ASSEMBLAGE

 
FROM THE PANOPTICON TO SURVEILLANT ASSEMBLAGE AND BACK AGAIN

 
“BIG BROTHER” OR “BRAVE NEW WORLD”? SOME CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 9 The Role of the Internet in Crime and Deviance
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
REDEFINING DEVIANCE AND DEMOCRATIZATION: DEVELOPING NATIONS AND THE CASE OF CHINA

 
“ORDINARY” CYBERCRIMES

 
HATE CRIME

 
INVASION OF PRIVACY, DEFAMATION, AND IDENTITY THEFT

 
EBAY FRAUD

 
CHILDHOOD, CYBERSPACE, AND SOCIAL RETREAT

 
CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
CHAPTER 10 (Re)Conceptualizing the Relationship Between Media and Crime
• OVERVIEW

 
• KEY TERMS

 
DOING MEDIA-CRIME RESEARCH

 
STIGMATIZATION, SENTIMENTALIZATION, AND SANCTIFICATION: THE “OTHERING” OF VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS

 
• SUMMARY

 
• STUDY QUESTIONS

 
• FURTHER READING

 
 
GLOSSARY
 
REFERENCES
 
INDEX
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Supplements

Student Study Site
  • Mobile-friendly flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, and make it easy to maximize your study time, anywhere, anytime
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes that allow you to assess how much you’ve learned and where you need to focus your attention
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Video links and web exercises that bring concepts to life and make learning easier
Instructor Resource site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Each slide highlights essential content and features.
  • Lecture notes that summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help you with preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter.
  • Video links and web exercises that bring concepts to life and make learning easier
Key features

KEY FEATURES: 

  • Critical issues in crime and media keep readers engaged with discussions about current topics such as the sexual exploitation of children, gendered responses to crime, the portrayal of use of force by police, and fake news.
  • Unique chapters on Media Misogyny (Chapter 5) and Crime and the Surveillance Culture (Chapter 8) provide readers with more insight on gendered responses to crime and the kinds of surveillance facilitated by the internet and social media.
  • Innovations in technology are explored and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism, are discussed.
  • Media and crime in the U.S. is critically discussed within a global context to engage students with global debates about the power of global media, as well as to help students better [SA: understand] the United States’ responses to criminal behavior.
  • The latest theories and research on crime and media are included throughout.
  • Helpful pedagogical features such as discussion questions, further reading, and a glossary support student learning and engagement.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: Theorizing Media and Crime


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