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

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By Paul Mason

This publication 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 enviornment of penal coverage and public opinion, suggesting that whereas undesirable women, The Shawshank Redemption, web detention center cams, ads and debates approximately televising executions proceed to ebb and circulate in modern tradition, the endurance of this spectacle of punishment - its contested that means and its politics of illustration - calls for research. along chapters addressing the development of well known photographs of criminal and the dying penalty in tv and picture, Captured via the Media additionally has contributions from legal reform teams and criminal practitioners which debate varieties of media intervention in penal debate. This publication offers a hugely readable exploration of media discourse on prisons and punishment, and its courting to public attitudes and executive penal coverage. even as it engages with the 'cultural flip' inside of criminology and provides an unique contribution to dialogue of the connection among legal, public and the kingdom. it is going to be crucial studying for college students in either media experiences and criminology in addition to practitioners and commentators in those fields.

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