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Constructing Crime: Perspectives on Making News and Social Problems

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Constructing Crime: Perspectives on Making News and Social Problems

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Deconstructing the taken-for-granted messages of the media! This collection of fifteen essays addresses the following questions: Why are crime facts so difficult to determine but crime fear so easy to manipulate? Through what process do rumors, gossip, urban legends, and apocryphal stories become public "common sense"? Through what mechanisms do isolated and rare incidents weave a tapestry of fear, panic, and hysteria? Who benefits from these constructions? This collection helps readers learn to deconstruct the taken-for-granted "common sense" messages of the media. It takes the stance that the reality of crime in the U.S. has been subverted to a constructed reality and that the policies and programs emanating from that constructed reality do far more damage than good to public safety and crime control. These are some of the best studies on the media and crime. They show how crime news should be interpreted. Readers are taught to ask basic questions about the powerful, controlling messages delivered by the media: where did the message come from? who supplied it? and do they have a vested interest in how one reacts to that information?  
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  • PDF | 357 pages
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  • Waveland Press
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  • 5
  • Nonfiction
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