Policing and the Media

Policing and the Media

This book deals with all three representations, noting the lines between such clear divisions are increasingly blurred and the concepts of reality, realism and representation, slippery and complex.

Author: Frank Leishman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135995669

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Policing and the Media provides an up-to-date overview of the changing dynamics and dimensions of the relationships that exist on the British police-media nexus. Factual, fictional and factional representations of policing in the media are the major - and for a great many citizens probably the sole - influence in shaping their perceptions and opinions about crime, law and order, community safety, police efficiency and integrity, not to mention the efficacy of criminal justice and penal policy. This book deals with all three representations, noting the lines between such clear divisions are increasingly blurred and the concepts of reality, realism and representation, slippery and complex.
Categories: Social Science

Policing and Media

Policing and Media

This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate.

Author: Murray Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136216787

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate. In a critical discussion of contemporary and emerging modes of mediatized police work, Lee and McGovern demonstrate how the police engage with the public through a fluid and quickly expanding assemblage of communications and information technologies. Policing and Media explores the rationalities that are driving police/media relations and asks; how these relationships differ (or not) from the ways they have operated historically; what new technologies are influencing and being deployed by policing organizations and police public relations professionals and why; how operational policing is shaping and being shaped by new technologies of communication; and what forms of resistance are evident to the manufacture of preferred images of police. The authors suggest that new forms of simulated and hyper real policing using platforms such as social media and reality television are increasingly positioning police organisations as media organisations, and in some cases enabling police to bypass the traditional media altogether. The book is informed by empirical research spanning ten years in this field and includes chapters on journalism and police, policing and social media, policing and reality television, and policing resistances. It will be of interest to those researching and teaching in the fields of Criminology, Policing and Media, as well as police and media professionals.
Categories: Social Science

Policing the Media

Policing the Media

Drawing upon interviews, personal observations, and the author's black-and-white photographs of cops and the "clients, " Perlmutter describes the lives and philosophies of street patrol officers.

Author: David D. Perlmutter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761911050

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 215

Policing the Media examines the reaction of a real police department in the USA to television representations of `cops′. Through interviews, personal observations and black and white photography, the author describes the lives and philosophies of street patrol officers, with close attention paid to the ambiguous attitudes they hold towards their televisual comrades.
Categories: Political Science

Policing and Social Media

Policing and Social Media

This book investigates various public aspects of the management, use, and control of social media by police agencies in Canada.

Author: Christopher J. Schneider

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498533720

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 174

This book investigates various public aspects of the management, use, and control of social media by police agencies in Canada. This book aims to illustrate the process by which new information technology—namely, social media—and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media platforms. Policing is changing to include new ways of conditioning the public, cultivating self-promotion, and expanding social control. While each case study presented here focuses on a different social media platform or format, his concern is less with the particular format per se, as these will undoubtedly change, and more with developing suitable analytical and methodological approaches to understanding contemporary policing practices on social media sites.
Categories: Social Science

Social Media Strategy in Policing

Social Media Strategy in Policing

This book addresses conceptual and practical issues pertinent to the creation and realization of social media strategies within law enforcement agencies.

Author: Babak Akhgar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030220020

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 657

This book addresses conceptual and practical issues pertinent to the creation and realization of social media strategies within law enforcement agencies. The book provides readers with practical methods, frameworks, and structures for understanding social media discourses within the operational remit of police forces and first responders in communities and areas of concern. This title - bridging the gap in social media and policing literature - explores and explains the role social media can play as a communication, investigation, and direct engagement tool. It is authored by a rich mix of global contributors from across the landscape of academia, policing and experts in government policy and private industry. Presents an applied look into social media strategies within law enforcement; Explores the latest developments in social media as it relates to community policing and cultural intelligence; Includes contributions and case studies from global leaders in academia, industry, and government.
Categories: Social Science

The Politics of Force

The Politics of Force

Regina Lawrence ably demonstrates how these news events provide the raw materials for looking at underlying problems in American society.

Author: Regina G. Lawrence

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924312

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 482

When police brutality becomes front-page news, it triggers a sudden, intense interaction between the media, the public, and the police. Regina Lawrence ably demonstrates how these news events provide the raw materials for looking at underlying problems in American society. Journalists, policy makers, and the public use such stories to define a problematic situation, and this process of problem definition gives the media a crucial role in our public policy debates. Lawrence extensively analyzes more than 500 incidents of police use-of-force covered by the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times from 1985 to 1994, with additional analysis of more recent incidents such as as the shooting of Amadou Diallo in New York. The incidents include but are not limited to those defined as "police brutality." Lawrence reveals the structural and cultural forces that both shape the news and allow police to define most use-of-force incidents, which occur in far greater numbers than are reported, she says. Lawrence explores the dilemma of obtaining critical media perspectives on policing policies. She examines the factors that made the coverage of the Rodney King beating so significant, particularly after the incident was captured on video. At the same time, she shows how an extraordinary news event involving the police can become a vehicle for marginalized social groups to gain entrance into the media arena. In contrasting "event-driven" problem definition with the more thoroughly studied "institutionally driven" news stories, Lawrence's book fills a major gap in media studies. It also offers a broader understanding of the interplay between the criminal justice system and the media in today's world.
Categories: Performing Arts

Prostitution Scandals in China

Prostitution Scandals in China

In this book Elaine Jeffreys highlights China’s changing sexual behaviours in the context of rapid social and economic change.

Author: Elaine Jeffreys

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415503426

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Prostitution Scandals in Chinapresents an examination of media coverage of prostitution-related scandals in contemporary China. It demonstrates that the subject of prostitution is not only widely debated, but also that these public discussions have ramifications for some of the key social, legal and political issues affecting citizens of the PRC. Further, this book shows how these public discussions impact on issues as diverse as sexual exploitation, civil rights, government corruption, child and youth protection, policing abuses, and public health. In this book Elaine Jeffreys highlights China’s changing sexual behaviours in the context of rapid social and economic change. Her work points to changes in the nature of the PRC’s prostitution controls flowing from media exposure of policing and other abuses. It also illustrates the emergence of new and legally based conceptions of rightful citizenship in China today, such as children’s rights, the right to privacy, work, sex, and health, and the rights of citizens to claim legal redress for losses and injuries experienced as the result of unlawful acts by state personnel. Prostitution Scandals in Chinawill be of great interest to students and scholars across a range of diverse fields including Chinese culture and society, gender studies and media and communication studies.
Categories: Social Science

International Policing

International Policing

Author: Michael Schulte-Schrepping

Publisher:

ISBN: 3865533868

Category:

Page: 122

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Policing Desire

Policing Desire

' For the third edition Simon Watney has provided a new preface, a compelling new concluding essay, and a resource directory for AIDS information.

Author: Simon Watney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0304337854

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 172

View: 828

Since its initial publication, Policing Desire has proved to be an unparalleled analysis of 'the cacophony of voices which sounds through every institution of our society on the subject of AIDS.' For the third edition Simon Watney has provided a new preface, a compelling new concluding essay, and a resource directory for AIDS information.
Categories: AIDS (Disease)

The Function of the Media in Community Policing

The Function of the Media in Community Policing

While media were identified by Robert Trojanowicz as one of the "Big Six" necessary for successful implementation and maintenance of community policing initiatives, the exact function of the media in community policing been unexplored and ...

Author: Joanne Marie Ziembo-Vogl

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293016880662

Category: Community policing

Page: 644

View: 884

While media were identified by Robert Trojanowicz as one of the "Big Six" necessary for successful implementation and maintenance of community policing initiatives, the exact function of the media in community policing been unexplored and untested. The purpose of this research was to examine the nature of media's function, per se, and to identify the news production processes and police-media relationships (micro and macro-levels) inherent in the media's involvement in community policing. Given the paucity of research related to the function of media in community policing, the interdisciplinary nature attached to examining law enforcement and media organizations, and the sociological underpinnings which surround such an inquiry, a case study approach was chosen to examine the research topic. The Lansing Police Department and the Lansing State Journal were chosen as research organizations. During the 1989 to 1993 time frame of this study, Lansing Police Department enjoyed a national reputation as a model community policing agency practicing the Trojanowicz Paradigm and the State Journal was the city's only daily paper. This case study was composed of several qualitative components: field observation at the Lansing State Journal, interviews of community police, public information, and other Lansing Police Department officers, interviews of Lansing State Journal police beat and other reporters, and a five-year, chronological content analysis of police-related newspaper articles. An interdisciplinary literature review -- including expressions of media's function as specified in government and community policing literature, the historical evolution of media function from a journalistic perspective, civic journalism, and a discussion of Ericson, Baranak, and Chan's paradigm research related to the police and news production -- provided a framework for this research. Several significant findings related to reporting, news production, and media function emerged from the data and portend interest for law enforcement. First, police-related reporting became significantly more positive after the implementation of community policing in Lansing. This finding remained significant in spite of an increased amount of violent crime reporting. Second, newspaper articles related to community policing were not written by police beat reporters. Community Policing coverage was realized via "feature" and "metro" reporters who developed stories about Lansing neighborhoods. Third, police in failed to educate the media about community policing which, in turn, hindered the media from educating the public. In terms of producing news, conflict between individual officers and reporters was superseded by the news production process. This conflict, which often hindered the gathering of information was circumvented by reporters who accessed alternative sources when police "gates" were closed. This fact is reflective of the media's main function in community policing -- providing news.
Categories: Community policing

Policing Desire

Policing Desire

Discusses public attitudes towards AIDS and homosexuals, attempts to control pornography, and the portrayal of the AIDS crisis in the media

Author: Simon Watney

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001932642A

Category: Medical

Page: 159

View: 249

Discusses public attitudes towards AIDS and homosexuals, attempts to control pornography, and the portrayal of the AIDS crisis in the media
Categories: Medical

Policing Cybercrime

Policing Cybercrime

While largely distinct, these developments pose equally contrasting challenges for policing which this book addresses. This book was originally published as a special issue of Policing and Society.

Author: David S. Wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317686422

Category: Social Science

Page: 158

View: 565

Cybercrime has recently experienced an ascending position in national security agendas world-wide. It has become part of the National Security Strategies of a growing number of countries, becoming a Tier One threat, above organised crime and fraud generally. Furthermore, new techno-social developments in social network media suggest that cyber-threats will continue to increase. This collection addresses the recent 'inertia' in both critical thinking and the empirical study of cybercrime and policing by adding to the literature seven interdisciplinary and critical chapters on various issues relating to the new generation of cybercrimes currently being experienced. The chapters illustrate that cybercrimes are changing in two significant ways that are asymmetrical. On the one hand cybercrime is becoming increasingly professionalised, resulting in ’specialists’ that perform complex and sophisticated attacks on computer systems and human users. On the other, the ‘hyper-connectivity’ brought about by the exponential growth in social media users has opened up opportunities to ‘non-specialist’ citizens to organise and communicate in ways that facilitate crimes on and offline. While largely distinct, these developments pose equally contrasting challenges for policing which this book addresses. This book was originally published as a special issue of Policing and Society.
Categories: Social Science

Theorizing Criminality and Policing in the Digital Media Age

Theorizing Criminality and Policing in the Digital Media Age

Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS),this volume in Emerald Studies in Media and Communications features social science research on ...

Author: Julie B. Wiest

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839091131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS),this volume in Emerald Studies in Media and Communications features social science research on criminality, policing, and mass media in the digital age.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Arresting Images

Arresting Images

Arresting Images asks instead how TV influences what is in front of the camera, and how it reshapes other institutions as it broadcasts their activities.

Author: Aaron Doyle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0802036821

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Arresting Images asks instead how TV influences what is in front of the camera, and how it reshapes other institutions as it broadcasts their activities.
Categories: Social Science

Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media

Toxic Geek Masculinity in Media

This book examines changing representations of masculinity in geek media, during a time of transition in which “geek” has not only gone mainstream but also become a more contested space than ever, with continual clashes such as ...

Author: Anastasia Salter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319660776

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

View: 840

This book examines changing representations of masculinity in geek media, during a time of transition in which “geek” has not only gone mainstream but also become a more contested space than ever, with continual clashes such as Gamergate, the Rabid and Sad Puppies’ attacks on the Hugo Awards, and battles at conventions over “fake geek girls.” Anastasia Salter and Bridget Blodgett critique both gendered depictions of geeks, including shows like Chuck and The Big Bang Theory, and aspirational geek heroes, ranging from the Winchester brothers of Supernatural to BBC’s Sherlock and the varied superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Through this analysis, the authors argue that toxic masculinity is deeply embedded in geek culture, and that the identity of geek as victimized other must be redefined before geek culture and media can ever become an inclusive space.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Crime Policy and the Media

Crime  Policy and the Media

Crime, Policy and the Media is the first academic text to map the relationship between a rapidly changing media and policymaking in criminal justice.

Author: Jon Silverman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136583995

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Media clamour on issues relating to crime, justice and civil liberties has never been more insistent. Whether it is the murder of James Bulger or detaining terrorist suspects for long periods without trial, mediated comment has grown immeasurably over the last twenty years. So, how does it interact with and shape policy in these fields? How do the politicians both respond to and try to manipulate the media which permeates our society and culture? Crime, Policy and the Media is the first academic text to map the relationship between a rapidly changing media and policymaking in criminal justice. Spanning the period, 1989-2010, it examines a number of case studies – terrorism, drugs, sentencing, policing and public protection, amongst others – and interrogates key policy-makers (including six former Home Secretaries, a former Lord Chief Justice, Attorney-General, senior police officers, government advisers and leading commentators) about the impact of the media on their thinking and practice. Bolstered by content and framing analysis, it argues that, especially, in the last decade, fear of media criticism and the Daily Mail effect has restricted the policymaking agenda in crime and justice, concluding that the expanding influence of the Internet and Web 2.0 has begun to undermine some of the ways in which agencies such as the police have gained and held a presentational advantage. Written by a former BBC Home Affairs Correspondent, with unrivalled access to the highest reaches of policy-making, it is both academically rigorous and accessible and will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners in media and criminal justice.
Categories: Social Science

Crime and the Media

Crime and the Media

'This book is an interesting and very readable addition to academic discourses on crime, violence and the media and will be of use to students across a range of disciplines.

Author: David Kidd-Hewitt

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: UCSC:32106012295454

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 973

'This book is an interesting and very readable addition to academic discourses on crime, violence and the media and will be of use to students across a range of disciplines.' Media, Culture and SocietyCrime and the Media brings together key debates within cultural studies, media studies, criminology and sociology on the relationship between the media and crime in a postmodern society - highlighted by recent controversies on the effects of media portrayals of violence and crime on the community at large.Real-life crime, crime reconstruction and crime as entertainment are categories that are now so interdependent that the media itself is in danger of confusing the genres as it seeks to profit from their undoubted appeal. This intertextuality is a key theme in this collection. The contributors highlight and theorise the symbiosis that exists between real crime and its representations, from media moral panics, policing the crisis and representing order to the postmodern confusion of crime and spectacle, trial by media and trials on media. As recent debates have shown all too starkly, the media's neutrality in this critical area is ever more problematic.This is an invaluable introduction to new thinking in a pressing contemporary debate.
Categories: Social Science

Community Oriented Policing Problem Solving

Community Oriented Policing   Problem Solving

Local media have contributed to the success of police - community efforts in other
ways as well — developing special local public service announcements ,
displaying transit placards and outdoor advertising boards with the drug
prevention ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C088788317

Category: Community policing

Page: 202

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Categories: Community policing