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

ISBN-10: 0534551475
ISBN-13: 9780534551476
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Ray Surette
List price: $148.95
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Book details

List price: $148.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

This text is the definitive work on media and criminal justice. Its scholarship is impeccable, its style direct and approachable, and its format engaging and complete with visual examples and a collection of lighter sidebar material to complement the main discussions. 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. Surette comprehensively explores this interplay and emphasizes the fact that people use knowledge obtained from the media to build a picture of the world and then proceed to base their actions on this constructed image.

Ray Surette has a doctorate in criminology from Florida State University and is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. His crime and media research interests revolve around the media's effects on perceptions of crime and justice, criminogenic media, and criminal justice policies. He has published numerous articles and books on media, crime, and criminal justice topics and is internationally recognized as a scholar in the area. He has published research on the development of public information officers in criminal justice agencies, crime and justice infotainment programming, copycat crime, the effects of news coverage of high profile trials on similarly charged non-publicized trials and on police recruits, the effects of news coverage of corrections on municipal jail population trends, media oriented terrorism, and the use of computer-aided camera surveillance systems in law enforcement. He is currently working on a book on copycat crime.

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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
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