Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice, 4th Edition

  • Ray Surette University of Central Florida
  • ISBN-10: 0495809144
  • ISBN-13: 9780495809142
  • 304 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 1998, 1992
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.75 
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Overview

MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the definitive text on media and criminal justice. Its scholarship is impeccable, its style direct and approachable, and its format engaging and complete with visual examples and a collection of sidebar material that complements the main discussions. With the ever-increasing role of media in both reporting crime and shaping it into infotainment, the importance of the interplay between contemporary media and the criminal justice system is greater today than ever before. Author Ray Surette comprehensively surveys this interplay while emphasizing that people use media-provided knowledge to construct a picture of the world, and then act based on this constructed reality.


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Features/Benefits

  • Helps students become critical media consumers by highlighting and correcting common misconceptions regarding the mass media’s effects on crime and justice.
  • Offers a scientific yet approachable treatment of the subject, with a well-researched and thorough review of the relevant empirical and legal data on the criminal justice system, the media’s influence on attitudes, the media’s impact on crime, and media-designed programs to reduce crime.
  • Examines all forms of media, including TV, film, newspapers, music, advertising, and “new media.”

What's New

  • Includes expanded, in-depth discussion of “new media,” such as Twitter and YouTube, throughout the text, and enhanced discussions of media and white- collar crime, the CSI effect, and victims of crime in the media.
  • Contains numerous visuals and contemporary examples throughout to help students make connections to the substantive points found in each chapter.
  • Discusses recent media crime and justice events and associated personalities, including Michael Jackson’s death, Tiger Woods, the Grand Theft Auto game, Court TV, the Amanda Knox Italian murder trial, the Casey Anthony child murder case, Paris Hilton’s jail term, Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s terrorist trial, and more.

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Table of Contents

1. Predators, Pictures and Policy: An Introduction.
2. Social Constructionism.
3. Crime and Criminality.
4. Crime Fighters.
5. The Courts.
6. Corrections.
7. Crime Control.
8. The Media and Criminal Justice Policy.
9. Media and Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century.
Glossary.
References.
Index.
Image Credits.

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Offering almost 300 media assets on a wide range of topics, Cengage Learning’s Criminal Justice Media Library is available to stream from any Web-enabled computer--and is packed with valuable resources. Career Profile videos feature interviews with criminal justice professionals from a range of roles and locations. Simulations allow students to step into various roles to practice their decision-making skills. Video clips on current topics and animations illustrate key concepts. Interactive learning modules help students check their knowledge of important topics. RealityCheck exercises compare expectations and preconceived notions against the real-life thoughts and experiences of criminal justice professionals. The library also features Interactive Timelines for Criminal Justice Technology and Legal Landmarks.

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Offering almost 300 media assets on a wide range of topics, Cengage Learning’s Criminal Justice Media Library is available to stream from any Web-enabled computer--and is packed with valuable resources. Career Profile videos feature interviews with criminal justice professionals from a range of roles and locations. Simulations allow students to step into various roles to practice their decision-making skills. Video clips on current topics and animations illustrate key concepts. Interactive learning modules help students check their knowledge of important topics. RealityCheck exercises compare expectations and preconceived notions against the real-life thoughts and experiences of criminal justice professionals. The library also features Interactive Timelines for Criminal Justice Technology and Legal Landmarks.

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Offering almost 300 media assets on a wide range of topics, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice Media Library is available to stream from any Web-enabled computer--and is packed with valuable resources. Career Profile videos feature interviews with criminal justice professionals from a range of roles and locations, while simulations allow students to step into various roles to practice their decision-making skills. Video clips on current topics and animations illustrate key concepts, and interactive learning modules help students check their knowledge of important topics. In addition, RealityCheck exercises compare expectations and preconceived notions against the real-life thoughts and experiences of criminal justice professionals. The library also features Interactive Timelines for Criminal Justice Technology and Legal Landmarks.

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Offering almost 300 media assets on a wide range of topics, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice Media Library is available to stream from any Web-enabled computer--and is packed with valuable resources. Career Profile videos feature interviews with criminal justice professionals from a range of roles and locations, while simulations allow students to step into various roles to practice their decision-making skills. Video clips on current topics and animations illustrate key concepts, and interactive learning modules help students check their knowledge of important topics. In addition, RealityCheck exercises compare expectations and preconceived notions against the real-life thoughts and experiences of criminal justice professionals. The library also features Interactive Timelines for Criminal Justice Technology and Legal Landmarks.

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Criminal Justice Media Library WebTutor™ on BlackBoard® Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495813451 | ISBN-13: 9780495813453)

This engaging resource provides students with more than 300 ways to investigate current topics, career choices, and critical concepts.

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Criminal Justice Media Library WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495813443 | ISBN-13: 9780495813446)

This engaging resource provides students with more than 300 ways to investigate current topics, career choices, and critical concepts.

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Criminal Justice Media Library WebTutor™ on WebCT® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495813435 | ISBN-13: 9780495813439)

This engaging resource provides students with more than 300 ways to investigate current topics, career choices, and critical concepts.

List Price = $43.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.25


Careers in Criminal Justice Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495595233 | ISBN-13: 9780495595236)

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Ray Surette

Ray Surette has a doctorate in criminology from Florida State University and is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. His crime and media research interests revolve around the media's effects on perceptions of crime and justice, criminogenic media, and criminal justice policies. He has published numerous articles and books on media, crime, and criminal justice topics and is internationally recognized as a scholar in the area. He has published research on the development of public information officers in criminal justice agencies, crime and justice infotainment programming, copycat crime, the effects of news coverage of high profile trials on similarly charged non-publicized trials and on police recruits, the effects of news coverage of corrections on municipal jail population trends, media oriented terrorism, and the use of computer-aided camera surveillance systems in law enforcement. He is currently working on a book on copycat crime.

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