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Media representations of dangerousness

Greer, Chris (2003) 'Media representations of dangerousness.' Criminal Justice Matters, 51 (1). pp. 4-5. ISSN 0962-7251

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Media representations reflect a wide conceptualisation of ‘dangerousness’, which often bears little relation to professional definitions. This article considers the press representation of ‘dangerous offenders’ and wider notions of ‘dangerousness’ and ‘risk’, and discusses their construction in terms of both the determinants of newsworthiness and as a wider sociological phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Criminal Justice Matters on 13 Mar 2008, available online:
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 13:58
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:13

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