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!

Crime and the Surveillance Culture

Crime and the Surveillance Culture

Crime and the Surveillance Culture


Chapter 8 provides:

  • An overview of recent revelations concerning the covert surveillance and spying activities of U.S. security agencies over their own citizens and the citizens of numerous other countries.
  • A consideration of the dominance of the panopticon as a metaphor for contemporary surveillance techniques.
  • A discussion of the extent to which surveillance technologies and systems are linked to form carceral networks of disciplinary power.
  • An exploration of the institutional rationales and motivations that have led to a dramatic expansion of surveillance over the last two decades.
  • An analysis of the ways in which media and popular culture have helped us to conceptualize various forms of surveillance through their representation in newspapers, television, films, music, art, and so on, and ...
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