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    DescriptionCrime, Justice and the Media examines and analyzes the relationship between the media and crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. It considers how crime and criminals have been portrayed by the media over time, applying different theoretical perspectives on the media to the way crime, criminals and justice is reported. It focuses on a number of specific areas of crime and criminal justice in terms of media representation - these areas include moral panics over specific crimes and criminals (including youth crime, cybercrime and paedophilia), the media portrayal of victims of crime and criminals and the way the media represent criminal justice agencies. The book offers a clear, accessible and comprehensive analysis of theoretical thinking on the relationship between the media, crime and criminal justice and a detailed examination of how crime, criminals and others involved in the criminal justice process are portrayed by the media. A key strength of the book is its interactive approach - throughout the text students are encouraged to respond to the material presented and think for themselves.

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    Crime, Justice and the Media
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Marsh, By (author) Gaynor Melville
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415444903
    ISBN 10: 041544490X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: JKVC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
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    DC22: 364.2/54
    LC classification: P96.C74 M37 2009
    DC22: 364.254
    Thema V1.0: JBCT, JKVC
    Illustrations note
    9 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white tables, 6 black & white halftones, 3 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    29 January 2009
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    Author Information
    Ian Marsh is Principal Lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool Hope University and is a widely published textbook author. His recent publications include Theories of Crime (Routledge 2006 - with Gaynor Melville, Keith Morgan, Gareth Norris and Zoe Walkington); Criminal Justice: An Introduction to Philosophies, Theories and Practice (Routledge 2004 - with Gaynor Melville and John Cochrane); and Sociology: Making Sense of Society (3rd ed, Pearson, 2005 - with Mike Keating). Gaynor Melville is Lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool Hope University. Her publications include Theories of Crime (Routledge 2006 - with Ian Marsh, Keith Morgan, Gareth Norris and Zoe Walkington); and Criminal Justice: An Introduction to Philosophies, Theories and Practice (Routledge 2004 - with Ian Marsh and John Cochrane).
    Review quote
    'This is particularly useful for those who are coming fresh to the subjects of criminology, sociology and the media and contains some very useful examples of historical and contemporary moral panics.' - Hazel Croall, Professor of Criminology, Glasgow Caledonian University
    Table of contents
    Part 1: Introduction - A Brief History of the Media Portrayal of Crime and Criminals Part 2: Applying Theoretical Perspectives on the Media to Crime Part 3: The Media and Moral Panics - Theories and Examples Part 4: The Media Portrayal of Criminals Part 5: The Media Portrayal of Victims Part 6: The Media and the Criminal Justice System Part 7: New Media Technology and Crime - Cybercrime Part 8: The Media, Punishment and Public Opinion References