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Crime and the Media : Headlines vs. Reality

Crime and the Media : Headlines vs. Reality - 07 edition

Crime and the Media : Headlines vs. Reality - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9780131921337

ISBN10: 0131921339

Crime and the Media : Headlines vs. Reality by Roslyn Muraskin and Shelly Domash - ISBN 9780131921337
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Crime and the Media : Headlines vs. Reality by Roslyn Muraskin and Shelly Domash - ISBN 9780131921337

ISBN13: 9780131921337

ISBN10: 0131921339

Edition: 07

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Summary

For Crime & Media courses & Special Topics courses in Criminal Justice.

A proven issues-oriented author and a media expert author give this text the perfect combination in teamwork. The public's knowledge of crime is primarily derived from the depiction in the media. Through cases that have made headlines over the years, this text studies what is noted as the fear of crime among the populace. Also discussed in this work are the images of crime, justice, and the criminal justice system as portrayed by the mass media and how it has transformed today's society.

Features

  • 10 Cases -- ranging throughout history right up until the 21st Century.
  • Gives students a broad range of views on how the mass media portrayed large crime cases
  • Focus on the changes in the sentencing laws, policies, increased incarceration rates, as well as the war on drugs
  • Helps students think to identify and find the factors that brought on change