Media and Crime
- Yvonne Jewkes - University of Bath, UK
Key Approaches to Criminology
Crime & Media | Introduction to Mass Communication
This book critically examines the complex interactions between media and crime.
Written with an engaging and authoritative voice, it guides you through all the key issues, ranging from news reporting of crime, media constructions of children and women, moral panics, and media and the police to 'reality' crime shows, surveillance and social control.
This third edition:
- Explores innovations in technology and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism.
- Examines the impact of new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites.
- Features chapters dedicated to the issues around cybercrime and crime film, along with new content on terrorism and the media.
- Shows you how to research media and crime.
- Includes discussion questions, further reading and a glossary.
- Now features a companion website, complete with links to journal articles, relevant websites and blogs.
This is essential reading for your studies in criminology, media studies, cultural studies and sociology.
The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates.
The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.
Free resources on the companion website:
- Free access to selected further readings in SAGE journals
- Links to websites, YouTube videos, blogs and reports
- PowerPoint Slides to accompany each chapter
A clear & concise insight into the Media impact on crime and the fear of crime in the UK
Crucial addition to the reading list for this unit.
Covers a wide range of issues regarding merdia and crime and does so in an interesting way, providing good case studies as examples.
An intelligent appraisal of the tangled relationship between the media and crime with an impressive focus on key issues stemming from the rise of digital technology. An excellent resource.
Good overview of several issues and quite readable for undergrads
This text gives a comprehensive overview of the key themes and perspectives around media, crime and culture. Students find it an accessible and logically structured introduction to the main ideas and concepts.
Comprehensive coverage of the topic and easy for students of all levels to understand
Excellent all round book on Media and Crime
This remains the 'go to' text for students with an interest in how the media shapes crime
Well written at the appropriate level for my Policing studies students.
This Third Edition now includes:
- Exploration of innovations in technology and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism.
- Examination the impact of new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites.
- Chapters dedicated to the issues around cybercrime and crime film, along with new content on terrorism and the media.
- Guidance on researching media and crime.
- A brand new companion website with links to journal articles, relevant websites and blogs.
Sample Materials & Chapters
SAGE Investigates Yvonne Jewkes
Media and Crime: Crime Films and Prison Films