The rise of mobile and social media means that everyday crime news is now more immediate, more visual, and more democratically produced than ever. Offering new and innovative ways of understanding the relationship between media and crime, Media and Crime in the U.S. critically examines the influence of media coverage of crimes on culture and identity in the United States and across the globe. With comprehensive coverage of the theories, research, and key issues, acclaimed author Yvonne Jewkes and award-winning professor Travis Linnemann have come together to shed light on some of the most troubling questions surrounding media and crime today. The free open-access Student Study site at features web quizzes, web resources, and more. Instructors, sign in at for additional resources!

(Re)Conceptualizing the Relationship Between Media and Crime

(Re)Conceptualizing the Relationship Between Media and Crime

(Re)Conceptualizing the Relationship Between Media and Crime


Chapter 10 provides:

  • Some thoughts on how an interest in media criminology might extend to conducting research.
  • Criticisms of existing scholarship in the field, particularly in relation to the methodologies employed.
  • A bringing together of the main themes of the book.
  • An examination of the significance of “mega-cases.”

Key Terms

  • audiences 247
  • images 244
  • media criminology 242
  • media text 243
  • mega-cases 251
  • methodologies 243
  • otherness 249
  • signal crimes 252

In this final chapter, we would like to reflect on what this book has been about and offer some concluding thoughts about how some of the primary themes that have emerged might help us to better understand the complex relationship between media and crime. First, though, it is likely that many of the readers of this ...

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