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Researching Crime and Media: Issues in Theory and Method


Panel Discussion


To celebrate the launch of 'Crime and Media: A Reader', London: Routledge (2009) the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism are organising a panel discussion - 'Researching Crime and Media: Issues in Theory and Method'.

About the book

Edited by Chris Greer, Department of Sociology and Centre for Law Justice and Journalism, City University London.

This engaging and timely collection gathers together for the first time key and classic readings in the ever-expanding area of crime and media. Comprising a carefully distilled selection of the most important contributions to the field, Crime and Media: A Reader tackles a wide range of issues including: understanding media; researching media; crime, newsworthiness and news; crime, entertainment and creativity; effects, influence and moral panic; and cybercrime, surveillance and risk.

Specially devised introductory and linking sections contextualize each reading and evaluate its contribution to the field, both individually and in relation to competing approaches and debates.

Accessible yet challenging, and packed with additional pedagogical devices, Crime and Media: A Reader will be an invaluable resource for students and academics studying crime, media, culture, surveillance and control.

…one of those rare books which makes anyone else's aspirations to produce a similar text in the future entirely superfluous.  Quite simply, a tour de force.
Yvonne Jewkes, Professor of Criminology, University of Leicester

… comprehensive enough to be a handbook for the whole field of study and coherent enough to reveal a theoretical integrity of its own. An essential guide for students and memory-aid for their teachers.
Stan Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, LSE

Chris Greer understands, as few in our field do, that scholarly inquiry into 'crime and media' requires not only a sensitivity to crime's meaning and representation, but a thoroughgoing conceptualization of media dynamics in all their cultural complexity. A breakthrough book, Crime and Media now becomes essential reading for scholars and students alike.
Jeff Ferrell, Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas Christian University, USA and University of Kent, UK

The book offers a one-stop-shop for the growing number of courses studying crime and the media, and also offers a state-of-the-art synthesis of the field for scholars, practitioners or policy-makers interested in this vital topic.Robert Reiner, Professor, School of Law, London School of Economics

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12.00am - 12.00amThursday 18th February 2010

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