Entertaining Crime: Television Reality Programs

1st Edition

Mark Fishman

Routledge
Published December 31, 1998
Reference - 226 Pages
ISBN 9780202306162 - CAT# Y358334

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Summary

In eleven original studies by social scientists, this is the first volume to focus on television reality crime programming as a genre. Contributors address such questions as: why do these programs exist; what larger cultural meaning do they have; what effect do they have on audiences; and what do they indicate about crime and justice in the late twentieth century? Adaptable at both undergraduate and graduate levels, Entertaining Crime will contribute to discussions of crime and the media, as well as crime in relation to other issues, such as gender, race/ethnicity, and fear of crime.

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