Conclusions: Exercises in Critiquing Violent Crime in the Media

Maria Mellins, Sarah Moore

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This final chapter concludes the central themes that have emerged throughout this book. These include media 'trials' and the commodification of victims; crime transportation, tourism and digital harms; nostalgic aesthetics and gothic criminals and the media's role in education, awareness raising and victim-survivor activism. As well as reframing authors' work around these central themes and highlighting where discussions align, this chapter also includes recommendations for future research, including closer collaboration between media professionals and researchers/experts working in the criminal justice system and support services. This chapter also includes a series of exercises, or 'critique tasks' that aim to help readers apply the research contained within this book to their own work on media and violent crime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritiquing Violent Crime in the Media
EditorsMaria Mellins, Sarah Moore
Place of PublicationLondon, U. K.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9783030837570
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2021


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