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This book points a critical spotlight on media constructions of crime and social control, developing our understanding of the relationship between media and crime, and taking existing knowledge in new directions. Media and Crime is an accessible text with a strong pedagogic purpose, making it an ideal introduction to the study of crime and the mass media for undergraduate and graduate students. The author interrogates the most important literature in the field as well as moving the debates forward with new ideas and values.
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Professor Yvonne Jewkes joined the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton in January 2016 as Research Professor in Criminology. Prior to that she was Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester (2007-2015).
Her main current research interest is the impact of prison architecture, design and technology on the lives of prisoners and prison staff. She has recently written on the theme of ‘doing prison research differently’ and about the role of emotion and auto-ethnography in prison research. She is also researching the potential role of computer-mediated technologies on the everyday lives and future prospects of prisoners; and the particular problems that face elderly inmates, from the poor design of prisons to end-of-life healthcare. A theme which has underpinned much of her previous work is that of self and identity: how masculinity is ′performed′ in men’s prisons; how lifers manage their identity through a disrupted lifecourse; how new communication technologies permit individuals to create, transform, play with, or steal identities and how researchers gain from being attuned to the emotional and auto-ethnographic aspects of their work
She is also known for her work on media and crime and is the author of the bestselling Media and Crime (now in its third edition) and the forthcoming Media and Crime in the USA (co-authored with Travis Linnemann).
"Jewke′s book is thus a triangulated study, which contributes to a usefully interdisciplinary attempt to think through the relationship between media and crime. While it is written as a textbook, the rich and varied theoretical substance of, and case studies in, the book is suitable for research review purposes. Media and Crime: A Critical Introduction is a useful introductory text, which contains useful features for class discussion (e.g., study questions, summary, keyword definition)."
―ASIAN CRIMINOLOGY (J.N. Erni 2008-03-27)
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Book Description SAGE Publications Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110761947655
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