Crime and the Media Headlines vs. Reality

ISBN-10: 0131921339
ISBN-13: 9780131921337
Edition: 2007
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Description: The publics knowledge of crime is primarily derived from the depiction in the media. If the media is responsible for the headlines, the conclusion to be reached is that they influence the publics attention regarding crime. This book examines,  More...

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Book details

List price: $96.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

The publics knowledge of crime is primarily derived from the depiction in the media. If the media is responsible for the headlines, the conclusion to be reached is that they influence the publics attention regarding crime. This book examines, through the study of cases that have made headlines, what is noted as the fear of crime among the populace. In addition to cases such as Scott Peterson, Marilyn Sheppard, and Jon Benet Ramsey, the authors focus on the changes in the sentencing laws, policies, increased incarceration rates as well as the war on drugs and try to find the factors that brought about change. Focuses on the mass media and how it has transformed the criminal justice system. Presents 10 cases ranging throughout history right up until the 21st Century. Allows the reader to become involved in the case with an understanding of how the case was portrayed in the media. Explains the theory of crime and what attracts the media. The focus of this work, the media and its handling of the criminal justice system, will have appeal to anyone involved in criminal justice. The case descriptions, the commentary will fascinate all readers.

Dedication
About the Authors
Preface
Mediafication of Crime: Headlines v Reality
What About the Media?
The Relationship of Crime Reporting and its Effectiveness Concerning the Criminal Justice System
Crimes and Reactions
The Salem Witchcraft Trials
The Scopes +Monkey Trial+ - July 10 - 25 1925
The Menedez Brothers -1989
Colin Ferguson - 1993
The O.J. Simpson Case - 1994
Jon-Benet Ramsey 1996
Kobe Bryant - 2003
Daniel Pelosi - 2001
Elizabeth Ann Smart - 2002
Scott Peterson - 2002
Michael Jackson - 2004
Criminal Justice Treatment by the Media
A Star is Formed: Media Construction of the Female Criminal by Krista Gehring
This Criminal Case is About Lying!
Can the Mass Media do good? Or no wrong?
If a Story isn't on TV or Depicted by the Media in America, it Doesn't Exist in our Culture
In Conclusion
References

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