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Cover of book: Media circus : a look at private tragedy in the public eye

Media circus : a look at private tragedy in the public eye

"No one understands better than Kim Goldman the complex emotions of individuals suffering a personal tragedy under the relentless gaze of the media. During the famed O.J. Simpson trial, Kim, whose brother, Ron Goldman, was brutally murdered, became a very public poster child for victims suffering in the public eye. In Media Circus: A Look at Private Tragedy in the Public Eye, Goldman-now a dedicated victim advocate-and journalist Tatsha Robertson present the first collective looks at something that has become all too common in America: ordinary, grieving victims-forced to manage their very private trauma and despair in a very public way. Click for more...

Cover of book: The forever witness : how DNA and genealogy solved a cold case double murder

The forever witness : how DNA and genealogy solved a cold case double murder

"After 30 years, Detective Jim Scharf arrested a teenage couple's murderer--and exposed a looming battle between the pursuit of justice and the right to privacy. When Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook were murdered during a trip to Seattle in the 1980s, detectives had few leads. The murder weapon was missing. No one witnessed any suspicious activity. And there was only a single handprint on the outside of the young couple's van. The detectives assumed Tanya and Jay were victims of a serial killer--but without any leads, the case seemed forever doomed. In deep-freeze, long-term storage, biological evidence from the crime scenes sat waiting. Meanwhile, California resident CeCe Moore began her lifetime fascination with genetic genealogy. Click for more...

Cover of book: Media and crime : content, context and consequence

Media and crime : content, context and consequence

In Media and Crime: Content, Context, and Consequence, authors Katrina Clifford and Rob White combine the skills and expertise of journalism and media studies with criminological knowledge to critically interrogate the nexus between the media and crime and the links between process, practice, and representation. Click for more info...

Cover of book: Toward a theory of true crime narratives : a textual analysis

Toward a theory of true crime narratives : a textual analysis

"Toward a Theory of True Crime Narratives vivifies how nonfiction murder stories are told, what role they play in society, and in the form of true crime, why they remain enduringly popular internationally on every platform. This book establishes for the first time the actual line--or dotted line--between mainstream journalism and the multimedia phenomena of true crime. Click for more...

Cover of book: Seen and unseen : Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice

Seen and unseen : Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice

"In Seen and Unseen, acclaimed authors Marc Lamont Hill and Todd Brewster weave four recent pivotal moments in America's racial divide--starting with the killing of George Floyd--into their disturbing historical context to reveal the connections among our current news headlines and social media feeds and the country's long struggle against racism." -- Page 4 of cover.

Cover of book: American murder : criminals, crime, and the media

American murder : criminals, crime, and the media

Scurrilous cutthroats, marauding desperadoes, demented psychopaths, deluded assassins, serial widows, ruthless gangsters, angels of death, and hardened hitmen from Colonial times to the present, and the songs, books, plays, and films they have inspired.

Cover of book: Crime, media and culture

Crime, media and culture

Contents: Introduction -- Studying crime and culture -- Moral panics, folk devils and trial by media -- Crime fear and the media -- Law, crime and popular culture -- Bad girls and evil little monsters -- Serial killers -- Surveillance, new media and protest policing -- Organized crime, terrorism and high crimes of state -- Conclusion.

Cover of book: #Crime : social media, crime, and the criminal legal system

#Crime : social media, crime, and the criminal legal system

"As research continues to accumulate on the connections between media and crime, #Crime explores the impact of social media on the criminal legal system. It examines how media influences our perceptions of crime, the perpetration of crime, and the implementation of punishment, whilst emphasizing the significance of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. Click for more...

Cover of book: Crime and media : a reader

Crime and media : a reader

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, this book 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. Click for more...

Cover of book: Media coverage of crime and criminal justice

Media coverage of crime and criminal justice

"Media Coverage of Crime and Criminal Justice critically examines the media to identify how crime and criminal justice are addressed and covered in the news, entertainment, and infotainment media. The book brings attention to important realities of crime and criminal justice and also corrects major misconceptions of crime and criminal justice created by the media. Click for more...

Cover of book: Justice on demand : true crime in the digital streaming era

Justice on demand : true crime in the digital streaming era

"Justice on Demand: True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era offers a theoretical rumination on the question asked in countless blogs and opinion pieces of the last decade: Why are we so obsessed with true crime? Author Tanya Horeck takes this question further: Why is true crime thought to be such a good vehicle for the new modes of viewer/listener engagement favored by online streaming and consumption in the twenty-first century?"-- Provided by publisher.

Cover of book: Women in true crime media : the spectacle of female victims and perpetrators

Women in true crime media : the spectacle of female victims and perpetrators

"While many people think true crime is a new phenomenon, Americans have been obsessed with the genre for over a century, and popular culture continuously tries to cash in. The names of infamous serial killers are well-known, but the identities of their often-female victims are frequently lost to history. This text flips the script and focuses on the women to keep their identities known and remembered. Click for more...

Cover of book: True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray

True crime addict : how I lost myself in the mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray

When an eleven-year-old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen on posters all over his neighborhood, it was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with true crime. That obsession led James to a successful career as an investigative journalist. It also gave him PTSD. Click for more...

Cover of book: In the mouth of the wolf = (En la boca del lobo) : a murder, a cover-up, and the true cost of silencing the press

In the mouth of the wolf = (En la boca del lobo) : a murder, a cover-up, and the true cost of silencing the press

"Regina Martínez was no stranger to retaliation. A journalist out of Mexico's Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, Regina's stories for the magazine Proceso laid out the corruption and abuse underlying Mexican politics. She was barred from press conferences, and copies of Proceso often disappeared before they made the newsstands. In 2012, shortly after Proceso published an article on corruption and two Veracruz politicians, and the magazine went missing once again, she was bludgeoned to death in her bathroom. The message was clear: No journalist in Mexico was safe. Click for more...

Cover of book: Justice in the age of judgment : from Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the battle for due process in the digital age

Justice in the age of judgment : from Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the battle for due process in the digital age

"From Amanda Knox to O.J., Casey Anthony to Kyle Rittenhouse, our justice system faces scrutiny and pressure from the media and public like never before. Can the bedrock of 'innocent until proven guilty' survive in what acclaimed Seattle attorney and legal analyst Anne Bremner calls the age of judgment?"--Back cover.

Cover of book: Murder in our midst : comparing crime coverage ethics in an age of globalized news

Murder in our midst : comparing crime coverage ethics in an age of globalized news

"Crime stories attract audiences and social buzz, but they also serve as prisms for perceived threats. As immigration, technological change, and globalization reshape our world, anxiety spreads. Because journalism plays a role in how the public adjusts to moral and material upheaval, this unease raises the ethical stakes. Reporters can spread panic or encourage reconciliation by how they tell these stories. Click for more...

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