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Title: Media and Crime.
Author: Yvonne Jewkes.
Publisher: Sage Publications.
General subject matter: Emerging technology and media with crime.
Theme: The effects of media in society.

The relationship between Media and Crime is a topic highly researched and debated. The author’s knowledge in media and criminology introduces important themes, which she puts together to produce a definite topic. The book explores different aspects on crime and media, it also overviews the theoretical concerns that have shaped the study of crime and media and still explores production and consumption of crime related media in the shape of news, documentary and current affairs. It explores more on motions of newsworthiness and considers the news valves that under pin media representation of crime. The book discusses the innovative media and surveillance (CCTV) technologies, which has been developed for changing lives. The book is organized into seven chapters. The first two chapters provide the foundation that follows, and many of the themes and debates introduced are then picked up and developed in relation to specific subjects. The remaining chapters of the book illustrate the extent to which the crime and justice are constructed according to prevailing cultural assumptions and ideologies by examining a number of different issues that have gained significant media attention. The clarity and originality of the book is brilliant, the words are clear and concise also very easy to comprehend. The author includes chapter overviews, key terms, summaries, study questions, suggestions and a glossary for further readings. The book is an essential tool for undergraduates and postgraduates in fields of criminology, sociology, media studies and psychology. The book covered substantive topics such as women and children, surveillance and social control, moral…...

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