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  1. New Books 6 items
    1. Trusting on the edge: managing uncertainty and vulnerability in the midst of serious mental health problems - Patrick Brown, Michael Calnan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

    2. Media and crime in the U.S. - Yvonne Jewkes, Travis Linnemann 2018

      Book 

    3. Misogyny online: a short (and brutish) history - Emma A. Jane 2017

      Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

    4. Beyond blurred lines: rape culture in popular media - Nickie D. Phillips 2017

      Book  Print copy available check catalogue for other formats/editions

    5. Mediating misogyny: gender, technology, and harassment 2018

      Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

  2. Key Texts 10 items
    These are the key texts that provide a core understanding to the main themes of this unit. Familiarise yourselves with them and see which one/s work best for you.
    1. Media & crime - Yvonne Jewkes 2015

      Book  Earlier editions available

    2. Media & crime: a critical introduction - Yvonne Jewkes 2011

      Book 

    3. Crime and media: a reader - Greer, Chris 2010

      Book 

    4. Crime and the media - Sarah E. H. Moore 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

    5. Crime and law in media culture - Brown, Sheila 2003

      Book 

    6. Media, culture and society: an introduction - Paul Hodkinson 2017

      Book 

    7. Crime, justice and the media - Marsh, Ian, Melville, Gaynor, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    8. Criminal visions: media representations of crime and justice - Mason, Paul, ebrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

    9. Crime and the media: the post-modern spectacle - Kidd-Hewitt, David, Osborne, Richard 1995

      Book 

    10. The Oxford handbook of criminology - Maguire, Mike, Morgan, Rodney, Reiner, Robert 2012

      Book  Earlier editions available.

  3. Media 13 items
    Here recent news reports of cases and stories interesting to this unit will be posted
  4. Teaching Block 1 66 items
    1. Week 1: Introduction to the Unit: Historical/Theoretical Contexts (L.S) 4 items
      1. Aims:

        • To introduce students to the unit and assessments;
        • To consider the reasons why crime and culture should be studied together in criminology;
        • To discuss the theoretical underpinnings of crime and the media;
        • To outline the concepts of representation and stereotyping.

      2. Reading 3 items
        1. Media & crime: a critical introduction - Jewkes, Yvonne 2011

          Book  Earlier edition available | Read chapter 1

        2. Crime, justice and the media - Marsh, Ian, Melville, Gaynor, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read chapter 1 and 2

        3. Criminology 2013

          Book  Chapter 7: Crime and media: understanding the connections Greer (2013) pp.143-160

    2. Week 2: Constructing Crime News 7 items
      1. Aims:

        • To examine the ways in which the news media construct and produce crime news;
        • To explore the concepts of news imperatives, news values, and newsworthiness in order to identify the strategies employed in news production;
        • To discuss recent debates and developments in relation to news gathering with a view to establishing the extent to which media regulation is a good or bad thing.

      2. Reading 6 items
        1. Media & crime: a critical introduction - Jewkes, Yvonne 2011

          Book  Earlier edition available | Read chapter 2

        2. Law-and-order news: an analysis of crime reporting in the British press - Chibnall, Steve 2001

          Book  Earlier edition available

        3. Crime and media: a reader - Greer, Chris 2010

          Book  Read section 3

        4. The manufacture of news: social problems, deviance and the mass media - Stanley Cohen, Jock Young 1981

          Book  Chapters: 'Structuring and selecting news' Galtung, J. & Ruge, M. (1965), 'News as eternal recurrence' Rock, P. (1973) and 'The selection of crime news by the press' Roshier, R (1973)

        5. Media, culture and society: an introduction - Paul Hodkinson 2017

          Book  Chapter 7 - The construction of crime news

    3. Week 3: Media Effects/Moral Panics, labelling, subcultural theories (L.S) 14 items
      1. Aims:

        • To look at the various debates on media effects and discuss whether or not they can be applied;
        • To identify and discuss the notion of 'copycat crimes';
        • To critically examine moral panic theory.

      2. Reading 8 items
        1. Folk devils and moral panics: the creation of the Mods and Rockers - Cohen, Stanley, ebrary, Inc 2011 (electronic resource)

          Book  Earlier prints edition available check alternative formats and editions

        2. Critical readings: moral panics and the media - Critcher, Chas 2006

          Book  Earlier edition available

        3. Crime and media: a reader - Greer, Chris 2010

          Book  Read section 5

        4. Media & crime: a critical introduction - Jewkes, Yvonne 2011

          Book  Earlier edition available | Read chapter 3

        5. Crime, justice and the media - Marsh, Ian, Melville, Gaynor, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read chapter 3

        6. Moral panics - Thompson, Kenneth, ebrary, Inc 1998 (electronic resource)

          Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

      3. Week 4: Victims and the Media (J.T) 5 items
        1. Aims:

          • To consider the different ways victims are portrayed by the media, and examine how this influences our understanding of the processes of victimisation;
          • To examine the impact of media victim campaigns on the development of criminal justice policy making.

          Students are required to look out for stories in the media (TV and newspapers) relating to issues of victimisation. Consider the different ways in which victims are portrayed.

        2. Reading 4 items
          1. 2 New Media, Victims and Crime by Chris Greer

            Chapter  Read Ch 2 New Media, Victims and Crime by Chris Greer

          2. 5 The Media Portrayal of Victim

            Chapter  Read Ch 5 The Media Portrayal of Victims

    4. Week 5: Representation and Stereotyping (L.S) 9 items
      1. Aims:

        •  To examine the narratives involved in the representation of crime in the media.
        • To consider and identify those narratives and their connection to cultural criminological perspectives. 
        • To apply theoretical perspectives to understand media representations

      2. Reading 8 items
        1. Media and violence: gendering the debates - Boyle, Karen 2005

          Book 

        2. Representation: cultural representations and signifying practices - Hall, Stuart, Open University 1997

          Book  Use Find other formats and editions link to find later edition of this book

        3. Crime, justice and the media - Marsh, Ian, Melville, Gaynor, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        4. Race in the news - Law, Ian 2002

          Book 

    5. Week 6: Gender and crime in popular culture 1. Masculinities 6 items
      1. Aims:

        • To examine the representation of men and crime in popular culture
        • To explore the potential social consequences of gendered portrayals

      2. Reading 5 items
        1. Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept - R. W. Connell 01/12/2005

          Article  This is an essential piece of reading in preparation for the lecture

        2. Toward a New Sociology of Masculinity - Carrigan, TimConnell, BobLee, John 1985

          Article 

    6. Week 7: Gender and crime in popular culture 2. The portrayal of female offenders (A.S) 9 items
      1. Aims;

        • To introduce students to the relationship between gender and crime and explanations of female offending
        • To critically consider the ways in which female offenders are depicted and portrayed in the media
        • Explore these depictions in relation to specific sub types of female offenders and women in prison 

      2. Reading 8 items
        1. Women and crime - Heidensohn, Frances, Silvestri, Marisa 1996

          Book  Earlier edition available

        2. Media & crime: a critical introduction - Jewkes, Yvonne 2011

          Book  Earlier edition available | Read chapter 5

        3. Women who kill - Jones, Ann, ebrary, Inc 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        4. Women who kill - Jones, Ann 2009

          Book 

        5. Eve was framed: women and British justice - Kennedy, Helena 1993

          Book 

        6. When she was bad: how women get away with murder - Pearson, Patricia 1999

          Book 

        7. Moving targets: women, murder, and representation - Birch, Helen 1994

          Book 

        8. "She must have known" - Masters, Brian 1996

          Book 

    7. Week 8: Age: Children and crime in the media (L.S) 8 items
      1. Aims:

        • To understand the popular cultural and news media constructions surrounding children who commit violent crimes
        • To understand the role of children as victims in the media

      2. Reading 7 items
        1. Hooligan: a history of respectable fears - Geoffrey Pearson 1983

          Book 

        2. Media & crime: a critical introduction - Jewkes, Yvonne 2011

          Book  Earlier edition available | Read chapter 4

        3. The case of Mary Bell: a portrait of a child who murdered - Sereny, Gitta 1995

          Book 

        4. Cries unheard: the story of Mary Bell - Sereny, Gitta 1999

          Book 

        5. Sex crime and the media: sex offending and the press in a divided society - Chris Greer, MyiLibrary 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

    8. Week 9: Police and the Media (JW) 1 item
      1. Aims:

      2. Reading 0 items
    9. Week 10: Hate crime in the media: cultural norms and prejudice (N.H) 4 items
      1. Aims:

      2. Reading 3 items
        1. Hate crime: impact, causes & responses - Neil Chakraborti, Jon Garland 2015

          Book 

        2. Hate crime - Nathan Hall 2013

          Book 

        3. Hate crime - Nathan Hall, ebrary, Inc c2013 (electronic resource)

          Book  Second e and print editions available check alternative formats and editions

    10. Week 11: Courtroom dramas (L.S) 4 items
      1. Aims:

        • To examine representations of lawyers and the legal system in popular culture;
        • To critically assess and evaluate the accuracy of such portrayals.

      2. Reading 3 items
        1. Criminal visions: media representations of crime and justice - Mason, Paul, ebrary, Inc 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book  Read chapter 12

        2. Shots in the mirror: crime films and society - Nicole Hahn Rafter 2006

          Book  Earlier edition available as ebook | Read chapter 4 [Courtroom films]

        3. Shots in the mirror: crime films and society - Nicole Hahn Rafter, ebrary, Inc 2000 (electronic resource)

          Book  2nd e-copy available | Later edition available | Read chapter 4 [Courtroom films]

  5. Teaching Block 2 53 items
    1. Week 1: Media Analysis -Lecture and Workshop (L.S) 12 items
      1. Aims:

        • To examine the theoretical underpinnings of various research methods, in particular content analysis
        • To use these methods in relation to cultural artefacts in order to understand its practical application.
        • To investigate the way in which media representations of crime and criminals have changed over time.
        • To theorise on the subject of 'otherness' in relation to popular cultural representations of criminals.

      2. Reading 11 items
        1. Bad news - Beharrell, Peter, Glasgow University Media Group 1976

          Book 

        2. Qualitative data analysis: a user-friendly guide for social scientists - Dey, Ian 1993

          Book  Read chapters 7, 8, and 9

        3. Researching social life 2016

          Book 

        4. Content analysis: an introduction to its methodology - Krippendorff, Klaus 2004

          Book 

        5. The content analysis guidebook - Neuendorf, Kimberly A. 2002

          Book 

        6. Image and representation: key concepts in media studies - Nick Lacey 2009

          Book 

        7. Framing crime: cultural criminology and the image - Keith J. Hayward, Mike Presdee, ebrary, Inc 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

        8. Semiotics: the basics - Daniel Chandler 2002

          Book 

        9. Camera lucida: reflections on photography - Roland Barthes 2010

          Book 

        10. Camera Lucida: reflections on photography - Roland Barthes 1982

          Book 

        11. Image, music, text - Roland Barthes 1984, c1977

          Book 

    2. Week 2: Cultural Criminology (L.S) 8 items
      1. Aims:

        • To offer students an overview of cultural criminology;
        • To introduce students to the main exponents of cultural criminology;
        • To suggest some insights into the cultural dimension of crime, criminology and control.

      2. Reading 7 items
        1. Cultural Criminology - K. Hayward, J. Young

          Chapter  Earlier editions available

        2. Seductions of crime: moral and sensual attractions in doing evil - Katz, Jack 1988

          Book  There is an abridged version of this text in Muncie, J., et al (1996 & 2003). Criminological Perspectives. (Chapter 16).

    3. Week 3: Cultural Criminology in action 4 items
      Student led session and workshop
      1. Just Images. - Carrabine, Eamonn 2012

        Article 

      2. Cultural studies: theory and practice - Chris Barker 2008

        Book 

      3. Five Spaces of Cultural Criminology. - Hayward, Keith J. 2012

        Article  Read this in preparation for our workshop on cultural criminology in action

    4. Week 4: Virtual transgressions and the role of the Internet in crime and deviance (L.S) 8 items
      1. Aims:

        • To explore how culture and technology intersect and are linked with crime
        • To investigate how the Internet has been used to conduct a growing range of activities understood as cybercrimes

      2. Reading 7 items
        1. Cybercrime and society - Majid Yar 2014

          Book 

        2. Cybercrime: the transformation of crime in the information age - David Wall 2007

          Book 

        3. Crime online [electronic resource] / edited by Yvonne Jewkes. - Jewkes, Yvonne, 1966-

          Article  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

        4. Dot.cons [electronic resource] : crime, deviance and identity on the internet / edited by Yvonne Jewkes. - Jewkes, Yvonne, 1966-

          Article  Print edition available check alternative formats and editions

        5. Handbook of Internet crime - Yvonne Jewkes, Majid Yar, ebrary, Inc c2010 (electronic resource)

          Book  Print edition available. Click on title and check Alternative formats/editions

    5. Week 5: Social media and crime (L.S) 13 items
      1. Aims:

        • To explore the links between social media and crime
        • To identify the challenges for traditional news reporting presented by social media

      2. Reading 12 items
        1. So you've been publicly shamed - Jon Ronson 2016

          Book 

        2. Understanding social media - Sam Hinton, Larissa Hjorth 2013

          Book 

        3. Understanding New Media - Eugenia Siapera

          Book 

        4. Digital journalism - Janet Jones, Lee Salter 2012

          Book 

    6. Week 6: Guest Lecture online abuse 8 items
      1. Key text 4 items
        1. Sexual violence in a digital age - Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 2 Sexual Violence: A Feminist Criminological Analysis

        2. Sexual violence in a digital age - Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 5 Beyond 'Revenge Pornography'

        3. Sexual violence in a digital age - Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry 2017

          Book  Read Chapter 6 Online Misogyny, harassment and hate crimes.

        4. Sexual violence in a digital age - Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry 2017

          Book  Book also available in print

      2. Embodied Harms - Nicola Henry, Anastasia Powell 06/2015

        Article 

    7. Week 7: 0 items
    8. Week 8: Presentations (L.S) 0 items
    9. Week 9: Presentations (L.S) 0 items
    10. Week 10: Presentations (L.S) 0 items
    11. Week 11: Presentations (L.S) 0 items
    12. Week 12:Presentations (L.S) 0 items