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Theorizing Criminality and Policing in the Digital Media Age Vol: 20

Julie B. Wiest
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781839091124
Published:
25 Mar 2021
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
248 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Studies in Media and Communications
Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS),this volume in Emerald Studies in Media and Communications features social science research on criminality, policing, and mass media in the digital age. Chapters offer empirically supported studies that expand on knowledge about new possibilities for crime and policing, representations of criminality via digital media, and methodological considerations for contemporary studies of crime and media.

Criminality, policing, and mass media are enduring topics in studies of the social world, and scholarly advances in these areas are particularly pertinent in times of social and cultural change. The digital revolution that began in post-industrial societies has affected, to varying extents, most nations in the world, introducing new opportunities for crime commission and law enforcement, transforming social structures and organization, and altering norms and practices of social interaction. Each chapter offers empirically supported insights into the new and evolving landscape of criminality and policing. Scholars address emerging patterns and practices such as technologically mediated intimate partner violence, digitally altered pornography and its consequences, and algorithm-supported methods of policing; representations of criminals and law enforcement in international news and entertainment media; and research methods for studying crime and media in a changing world.
SECTION I. NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR CRIMINALS AND POLICE 
Chapter 1. Does Exposure Matter? Media, Education, and Experience Affecting Technology-Mediated Abuse Knowledge, Understanding, and Severity-Perceptions; Jessica J. Eckstein, and Ruth Quattro 
Chapter 2. Dealing with Deepfakes: Reddit, Online Content Moderation, and Situational Crime Prevention; Kristjan Kikerpill, Andra Siibak, and Suido Valli 
Chapter 3. Attaining Security Through Algorithms: Perspectives of Refugees and Data Experts; Tayfun Kasapoglu, and Anu Masso 
SECTION II. DIGITAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS OF CRIMINALITY AND POLICING 
Chapter 4. Dramatization of the @Gangsta: Instagram Cred in the Age of Glocalized Gang Culture; Nicola Bozzi
Chapter 5. Perp Walks as Contested Rituals: Documents, Affordances, and Performances; Mary Angela Bock 
Chapter 6. Images of Crime: Empathic Newsworthiness and Digital Technologies in the Production of Police News on Television in Argentina; Mercedes Calzado, and Vanesa Lio
SECTION III. STUDYING CRIMINALITY AND POLICING IN THE DIGITAL MEDIA AGE 
Chapter 7. “Every Day When I Go to Work, I Wonder If It Will Be the Day I Die”: Sensemaking Mass Media and School Shootings; Victoria McDermott, and Amy May 
Chapter 8. Lost in the Mediascape: Embracing Uncertainties and Contradictions at the Cultural Nexus of Crime and Media; Nickie D. Phillips, Nicholas Chagnon 
Chapter 9. Five Things That Went Wrong with Media Violence Research; Tom Grimes, and Stephanie Dailey
Julie B. Wiest is Professor of Sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Senior Crime and Media Editor for the Emerald Studies in Media and Communications series. Her research primarily focuses on the sociocultural context of violence, mass media studies, and the relationship between new media technologies and social change.

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