Captured by the Media: Prison Discourse in Media Culture by Paul Mason PDF

By Paul Mason

ISBN-10: 1843921448

ISBN-13: 9781843921448

ISBN-10: 1843921456

ISBN-13: 9781843921455

This ebook activates the tv, opens the newspaper, is going to the cinema and assesses how punishment is played in media tradition, investigating the regimes of penal illustration and the way they might give a contribution to a populist and punitive criminological mind's eye. It areas media discourse in prisons firmly in the area of penal coverage and public opinion, suggesting that whereas undesirable women, The Shawshank Redemption, web prison cams, ads and debates approximately televising executions proceed to ebb and movement in modern tradition, the patience of this spectacle of punishment - its contested that means and its politics of illustration - calls for research. along chapters addressing the development of renowned photographs of legal and the dying penalty in tv and picture, Captured via the Media additionally has contributions from legal reform teams and felony practitioners which debate types of media intervention in penal debate. This booklet presents a hugely readable exploration of media discourse on prisons and punishment, and its dating to public attitudes and govt penal coverage. even as it engages with the 'cultural flip' inside criminology and provides an unique contribution to dialogue of the connection among criminal, public and the country. it is going to be crucial examining for college kids in either media experiences and criminology in addition to practitioners and commentators in those fields.

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