Policing the USA – Race. Justice. Media.

Mason, P. 2003. Criminal visions: Media representations of crime and justice. Devon, UK: Willan.

Our Vision - The Center for Media Justice

A work that touches on a number of current hot topics in this area: the refinement of the concept of newsworthiness as applied to crimes, moral panics, predator criminals, and media-based surveillance. In addition, the chapter on theorizing media and crime provides a solid introduction to the different theoretical perspectives that have been applied.

Surette, R. 2011. Media, crime, and criminal justice. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Justice League in other media - Wikipedia

Provides a grounding in the concept of high-profile, high-interest, high-impact crimes that become the symbols of competing crime and justice social constructions.

Contains a detailed history of the social construction of serial murder in the United States by news and entertainment media and law enforcement agencies. The chapters on the linking of serial murder to a host of other social issues, including femicide, race, homosexuality, and cults, are excellent. Remains a readable, well-documented example of the ability to rapidly alter social perceptions when divergent social forces coalesce in social construction efforts.


Media and Criminal Justice: The CSI Effect

One of the first articles to examine correctional news creation, it remains also one of the few. A good discussion of why corrections administrators are reluctant to cooperate with news media and a very good typology of information sources the news media have access to as alternatives to correctional administrators.

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Ericson, R., P. Baranek, and J. Chan. 1991. Representing order: Crime, law, and justice in the news media. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press.

The Media’s Influence on Criminal justice policy - …

Part of an extensive, classic three-volume work on the creation of crime news prior to the development of “new media.” While all three volumes are recommended for serious, advanced researchers, the most pertinent focused discussions may be found in Representing Order.

The Media’s Influence on Criminal justice policy

Reiner, R., S. Livingstone, and J. Allen. 2003. From law and order to lynch mobs: Crime news since the Second World War. In Criminal visions: Media representations of crime and justice. Edited by Paul Mason, 13–32. Devon, UK: Willan.

Justice League Unlimited TV Review - Common Sense Media

A solid history of crime news since World War II with a UK perspective. The authors thoroughly explore the “backwards law” (the tendency of media content to be the polar opposite of official crime statistics) confirming the law overall, while empirically demonstrating diversions from this rule and additional crime news trends and tendencies.

Social Media and the Courts - National Center for State Courts

Besides serving as an entry to this literature, this research article applies a multimedia examination of the media’s role in generating fear of crime levels. A particular strength is the inclusion of both local and national media.