The harms of crime media : essays on the perpetuation of racism, sexism and class stereotypes

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction P96.C742 U638 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  P96.C742 U638 2012
A scan of today's television programming reveals numerous media stories, factual and fictional, featuring some aspect of crime. These depictions can stray far from reality, with the effect of creating and reinforcing distorted impressions. This collection offers a sociological analysis of race, class, and gender stereotypes within crime media. Essays discuss particular examples of inequalities and stereotypes, consider the implications of such portrayals, and demonstrate how they influence the public's expectations and beliefs about real-world crime.
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Subjects Mass media and crime -- United States.
Crime in mass media.
Racism in mass media.
Sexism in mass media.
Social classes in mass media.
Victims of crimes in mass media.
Detective and mystery television programs -- United States.
Television broadcasting of news -- Objectivity -- United States.
Mass media and criminal justice -- United States.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland,2012
Contributors Bissler, Denise L., 1971-
Conners, Joan L.
Language English
Description vi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780786463800 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0786463805 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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