By Paul Mason

ISBN-10: 1843921448

ISBN-13: 9781843921448

ISBN-10: 1843921456

ISBN-13: 9781843921455

This publication activates the tv, opens the newspaper, is going to the cinema and assesses how punishment is played in media tradition, investigating the regimes of penal illustration and the way they might give a contribution to a populist and punitive criminological mind's eye. It locations media discourse in prisons firmly in the area of penal coverage and public opinion, suggesting that whereas undesirable women, The Shawshank Redemption, net prison cams, ads and debates approximately televising executions proceed to ebb and move in modern tradition, the endurance of this spectacle of punishment - its contested which means and its politics of illustration - calls for research. along chapters addressing the development of renowned photos of criminal and the dying penalty in tv and movie, Captured by means of the Media additionally has contributions from felony reform teams and legal practitioners which debate varieties of media intervention in penal debate. This booklet offers a hugely readable exploration of media discourse on prisons and punishment, and its dating to public attitudes and govt penal coverage. while it engages with the 'cultural flip' inside criminology and provides an unique contribution to dialogue of the connection among criminal, public and the kingdom. will probably be crucial analyzing for college kids in either media stories and criminology in addition to practitioners and commentators in those fields.

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