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Policing and the Media

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Frank Leishman, Paul MasonSouthampton Institute

ISBN13: 9781903240298
ISBN: 1903240298
Published: June 2005
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

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An understanding of the dynamics of news construction and a critical awareness of popular media representations of policing is central to an understanding of the history and development of policing in the UK. At the same time it provides a fascinating media case study of the complex interaction of representation and reality in the key criminal justice agency.;This book provides an accessible account of the relationship between policing and the media. It focuses on the interplay between policing realities, public perception and media reflections, with particular emphasis on debates on such subjects as news management, and the implications for the police and wider criminal justice system of televised coverage of court proceedings.

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Introduction; 1 Contents and effects; 2 Moulding the message? News construction and management; 3 Patrol, plods and coppers? Representation of police drama; 4 Thief-takers and ball-breakers. The emergence of the media police detective 5 Slags, blags and toerags. Representations of corruption and rule bending; 6 Court on camera; 7 That's infotainment! Ethical dilemmas in crime as entertainment; 8 Conclusion Bibliography; Index