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Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture

#Crime

Social Media, Crime, and the Criminal Legal System

Authors: Hayes, Rebecca, Luther, Kate

  • Asks how social media influences criminal justice
  • Draws on interviews with a range of academic experts and practitioners internationally
  • Includes case study examples, study questions, and further reading to appeal to a student audience
  • Appeals across criminology, criminal justice, media and culture, sociology and women’s studies
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About this book

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. It offers an accessible and in-depth examination of media and in each chapter there are case studies and examples from both legacy and new media, including discussions from Twitter that are being used to raise awareness of criminal  legal issues. It also includes interviews with international scholars and practitioners from Australia, Belgium, and the United States to voice a range of global perspectives. This book speaks broadly to those interested in criminology, criminal justice, media and culture, sociology, and gender studies.


About the authors

Rebecca Hayes is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Central Michigan University, USA. She received her PhD in Criminology from the University of Florida, USA. Her research is focused on social justice, violence against women, and media impacts on the justice system. 

Kate Luther is Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, USA. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California Riverside. Her current research examines the experiences of children of incarcerated parents.

Reviews

“This text is essential reading for students and professionals eager to gain a foundational understanding of the intersectionality between social media, our relationships online, and criminal behavior. Professor Rebecca Hayes ensures international coverage and scope given the global nature of these activities and provides the most current information available on this fast-moving topic. #Crime takes a multidisciplinary approach, ensuring coverage from criminology and criminal justice, psychology and social psychology, and science, technology, and society – giving this text versatility in usage. Do you use social media professionally? If so, this should be standard reading. Interested in protecting yourself online? Open the pages within.” (David N. Khey, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)

“This book is a vital resource for criminology students and researchers grappling with the implications of new media technology for crime and justice. Through a dynamic blend of theory, research and contemporary case studies, the authors provide an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the field of criminology media studies. They demonstrate how new media is not only changing patterns of crime, but also responses to it by law enforcement, the criminal justice system, ‘legacy’ media and the community. This book provides a cutting-edge update of crime and media studies for the social media age.” (Michael Salter, Western Sydney University, Australia)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • #Crime: The Theoretical Underpinnings

    Hayes, Rebecca M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-41

  • #CSI Effect: How Media Impacts the Criminal Legal System

    Hayes, Rebecca M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-78

  • #CrimingWhileWhite: Media’s Construction of the Criminal

    Hayes, Rebecca M. (et al.)

    Pages 79-121

  • #Notallmen: Media and Crime Victimization

    Hayes, Rebecca M. (et al.)

    Pages 123-151

  • #FutureCrime: What Is Crime in the Age of New Media?

    Hayes, Rebecca M. (et al.)

    Pages 153-191

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89444-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89443-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
#Crime
Book Subtitle
Social Media, Crime, and the Criminal Legal System
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89444-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89444-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89443-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 203
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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