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Vol 23 No 1 Jan/Feb 2018

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Criminal Visions

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ISBN13: 9781843920144
ISBN: 184392014X
Published: May 2005
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

Media representations of law and order are matters of keen public interest and have been the subject of intense debate amongst those with an interest in the media, crime and criminal justice. Many people have had no direct contact and experience with the criminal justice system and therefore rely on media reports and representations, something which has important implications for public perceptions of law enforcement agencies, the courts and prisons as well as offenders and victims.;Despite being an increasingly high profile subject few publications address this subject head on. This book aims to meet this need by bringing together an important range of papers from leading researchers in the field addressing issues of fictional, factual and hybrid representations in the media - the so called ""docu-dramas"" and ""faction"". Overall the book makes a important contribution to the definition of a rapidly expanding field.

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Part A: Criminal Representations: crimes and the criminal 1 Masculinity, morality and action: Michael Mann and the heist movie - Jonathan Rayner (University of Shettleld) 2 Sex crime and the media: press representations in Northern Ireland - Chris Greer (University of Northumbria) 3 Organised crime: mafia myths in film and television - George Larke (University of Northumbria) 4 Mass media/mass murder: serial killer cinema and the modern violated body - Ian Conrich (Surrey Roehampton University) 5 Political violence, Irish republicanism and the British media: semantics, symbiosis and the state - Mark Hayes (Southampton Institute) Part B: Criminal Decisions: criminal Justice agencies 6 The screen machine: cinematic representations of prison - Paul Mason (Southampton Institute) 7 Completing the 'half-formed picture'? media representations of policing - Rob C. Mawby (Staffordshire University) 8 Signal Crimes': Detective Work, Mass Media and Constructing Collective Memory - Martin Innes (University of Surrey) 9 Film lawyers: above and beyond the law - Steve Greenfield and Guy Osborne (University of Westminster) Part C: Criminal Visions: crime surveillance and observation 10 Broadcasting British courts: not suitable for viewing? - Daniel Stepniak (University of Western Australia) 11 From law and order to lynch mobs: crime news since the second world war - Robert Reiner, Sonia Livingstone and Jessica Allen (LSE) 12 Video violence: how far can you go? - Jullan Petley (Brunel University) 13 Media representations of visual surveillance - Mike McCahill (University of Hull) Index