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

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  • Creator edited by Denise L. Bissler and Joan L. Conners
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication
    • Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2012]
    • ©2012
  • Physical Details
    • vi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780786463800, 0786463805
  • OCLC ocn757462042


  • "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"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction: media, crime and hegemony / Gary W. Potter and Victor E. Kappeler -- Constructing and reconstructing female sexual assault victims within the media / Venessa Garcia -- The social construction of serial murder victims: a multivariate level analysis / Janelle M. Eliasson-Nannini and Deirdre Sommerlad-Rogers -- "These kids are killing each other": gender-neutral vs. gender-specific framing in the school shooting media discourse / Brian Knopp -- The social construction of methamphetamine in the print media / Teresa Roach -- Media vs. reality: who is the real female sex offender / Bridget A. Hepner -- Monstrous, demonic and evil: media constructs of women who kill / Kate Whiteley -- Gangs, politics and media: lessons from the New York chapter of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation / Louis Kontos -- Inequalities in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: stereotypes in the CSI investigators / Denise L. Bissler and Joan L. Conners -- "Who are you " shared responsibility and the victims of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation / Katie Foss -- Macho cops, corner boys and soldiers: the construction of race and masculinity on HBO's The wire / Linda Waldron and Cheryl Chambers -- Fictionalized women in trouble: an exploration of the television crime drama CSI: Miami / Sarah Rizun -- Ripped from the headlines: the depiction of sexual orientation-based hate crimes in television crime dramas / Nicholas Guittar -- Crime news sources and crime views: the relationship between news media exposure patterns and whites' opinions about criminal justice issues / Alicia D. Simmons -- Conclusion: cultivating bias in the media / Jack Levin and Eric Madfis
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