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Media and Crime 3ed

by Yvonne Jewkes SAGE Publications Ltd
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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.

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

Yvonne Jewkes' Media & Crime has established itself as the key text in this important area of criminology. This new edition incorporates pivotal developments in a rapidly transforming media landscape, and will prove an invaluable resource for criminology students and researchers alike.
Yvonne Jewkes is a Professor of Criminology at Leicester University. Her main current research interest is prisons and the sociology of imprisonment, especially prison design and prison culture, including social networks, constructions of masculine identities and flows of power in prisons. She has recently guest edited a special issue of Qualitative Inquiry on aDoing Prison Research Differentlya April 2014: 20(5); a special issue (with Ben Crewe) of Punishment and Society on 'The Pains of Imprisonment Revisited' December 2011: 13(5); and a special issue of Prison Service Journal on the theme of 'Prison Space' 2010 Vol 187. Yvonne is currently conducting a major ESRC-funded study of prison architecture, design and technology and is also working on new editions of her best-selling books: a 3rd edition of Media and Crime; a new US edition of Media and Crime (with Travis Linnemann); and a 2nd edition of the Handbook on Prisons (with Ben Crewe and Jamie Bennett).