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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (20 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745313264
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745313269
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,328,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Maggie Wykes lectures in the Department of Journalism at the University of Sheffield, She has written widely on aspects of media reporting, with a particular emphasis on gender.

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Criminology has systematically failed in the protect of understanding and explaining crime in any way that might reduce it - rather the level of popular anxiety about crime seems to suggest that crime has grown alongside the academic discipline of criminology - and for most people the major source of information about crime is mass media news. Read the first page
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Katy on 26 Jan. 2004
Format: Paperback
whilst she states in her introduction that it is a book based on what she wanted to find when researching news crime and culture, i felt that there were obvious biases within the book that did not provide the reader with the correct comprehensive knowledge available to them. in other words...by another book, money can be much better spent looking for a different title/author.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. M. Giblin on 12 Dec. 2001
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I found this book to be badly written and difficult to comprehend. I recommend readers look elsewhere for a decent discussion of news, crime and culture.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
Great read! 3 Nov. 2010
By Tommy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is very well written and is a very useful text for my journalism degree course at university. It contains language and words that are both efficient and of the same level as any books that I have read thus far at university. Nice one. It has really helped me.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An exercise in using big, useless words and reader confusion 4 Feb. 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Having been assigned to read this book for a graduate-school mass communications course, I expected a book rife with information and depth of research.
However, the author decided to hide all this information behind the use unncessary five-dollar words and buried the research even deeper with the interminable length of her prose to establish even the simplest of statements.
In other words, THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE SNOBBIEST PIECES OF LITERATURE I HAVE EVER HAD THE UNFORTUNATE LUCK OF BEING FORCED TO READ!
This author must love using a thesaurus or is one herself, because her writing style is full of higher-level words where the simpler ones would suffice (and would certainly help to keep the book interesting).
Maybe the author has a special deal with institutions of learning, where assigning this book constitutes the thinning of ranks in over-enrolled journalism departments.
This author is definitely in love with the sound of her voice and seeing her words on paper... I JUST WISH SHE COULD KEEP THIS LOVE TO HERSELF AND INSTEAD WRITE IN A WAY THAT CONNECTS WITH PEOPLE OTHER THAN HERSELF!
This book is terrible. Avoid it at all costs!!!!
P.S. If you are college professor and are reading this, please do us students a favor and shoot us instead of assigning this book, because that would be a lot less cruel.
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