By Ian Marsh
Advent : a short historical past of the media portrayal of crime and criminals -- employing theoretical views at the media to crime -- The media and ethical panics : theories and examples -- The media portrayal of criminals -- The media portrayal of sufferers -- The media and the legal justice procedure -- New media expertise and crime : cybercrime -- The media, punishment and public opinion
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This is the mechanism that persuades people to accept the system as it is, with all the inequities in it. How, for example, are people persuaded to accept as fair a system that pays one person massively more than another for more or less the same effort? Miliband argues that it is through the power of the dominant groups to control the knowledge and ideas available to the wider population – and that the media is one of the key institutions enabling them to exert this control. Although there is a wide range of media sources (and far more than when Miliband’s study was published over three decades ago) providing for different audiences and viewpoints; the notion that there is real diversity is seen by Miliband as a misleading and superﬁcial view.
Particularly associated with the theorizing of American criminologist Jeff Ferrell, cultural criminology emphasizes the importance of image, style and representations and the way these have encouraged a mediated construction of crime and criminal justice. It takes on the postmodern position that ‘style is substance’ and the meaning of something is based on its representation to suggest that crime can be best understood as part of an ‘image driven media loop’ (Ferrell 2001). Ferrell points to a number of areas in which this new theoretical approach has developed.
Indeed, Cohen’s book on the mods and rockers of the 1960s was titled Folk Devils and Moral Panics: The Creation of the Mods and Rockers and therefore, as Newburn (2007) puts it, has ‘the distinction of containing two terms, folk devils and moral panics, which have subsequently entered popular terminology’. 40 THE MEDIA AND MORAL PANICS – THEORIES AND EXAMPLES Given the status of Cohen’s studies in this area, we will start by considering his analysis before looking at examples of media reporting of moral panics from before his work through to more contemporary examples.
Crime, Justice and the Media by Ian Marsh