#Crime: Social Media, Crime, and the Criminal Legal System (Palgrave Studies in Crime) (Paperback)
As research continues to accumulate on the connections between media and crime, #Crime explores the impact of social media on the criminal legal system. It examines how media influences our perceptions of crime, the perpetration of crime, and the implementation of punishment, whilst emphasizing the significance of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. It offers an accessible and in-depth examination of media and in each chapter there are case studies and examples from both legacy and new media, including discussions from Twitter that are being used to raise awareness of criminal legal issues. It also includes interviews with international scholars and practitioners from Australia, Belgium, and the United States to voice a range of global perspectives. This book speaks broadly to those interested in criminology, criminal justice, media and culture, sociology, and gender studies.
About the Author
Rebecca Hayes is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at Central Michigan University, USA. She received her PhD in Criminology from the University of Florida, USA. Her research is focused on social justice, violence against women, and media impacts on the justice system. Kate Luther is Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, USA. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California Riverside. Her current research examines the experiences of children of incarcerated parents.