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Despite public fear of Islamic radicalization in U.S. prisons, newspaper reports capture the nuanced role of Islam behind bars.

Umamaheswar, Janani (2015) Despite public fear of Islamic radicalization in U.S. prisons, newspaper reports capture the nuanced role of Islam behind bars. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

After 2001’s 9/11 attacks, public attitudes towards Muslims worsened, and concern increased about the perceived threat of Islamic radicalization in US prisons. But how has the news media portrayed Muslim prisoners in the US? In new research, which examines news reports over a 25 year period, Janani Umamaheswar finds that despite concerns over radicalization, newspapers tended to be nuanced and balanced in their coverage of Muslim inmates.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63518

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