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Crime and Law in Media Culture

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Sheila BrownLecturer in Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield

ISBN13: 9780335205486
ISBN: 0335205488
Published: March 2003
Publisher: Open University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £18.99

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This work explores the situating of law and crime within the vast range and scope of contemporary media forms. It begins from the premise that the whole of society, including crime and criminal justice, is embraced by media culture. ""The media"" are viewed not as a set of institutions, but as a myriad of communicative forms or expressive techniques ranging from soaps to cyberworlds. Sheila Brown shows how crime and the law, or our understanding of them, are produced, reproduced, disturbed, and challenged in and through media culture.;The book contains a wide range of topical examples and provides a theoretically coherent examination of the field, providing an accessible critique of cultural theory along the way. It opens up the boundaries between the more traditional aspects of law and criminology, and the broader concerns of sociology and cultural studies.

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Mediatization, modernity and globalization: crime and law in media culture?; real crime/crime stories - the collapse of fantasy and fact?; novel forms, dramatic scenes - crime and law in popular culture; does splatter matter? representing violence, regulating consumption; (S)talking in cyberspace - virtuality, crime and law; crime, law, media futures.