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Media and murderers – a case of confusion? (guest blog)

Longton, Ross (2014) Media and murderers – a case of confusion? (guest blog). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (28 Oct 2014). Website.

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Generally, the British press takes a tough line on ‘law and order’ and sentencing. This is often criticised by liberals as prejudicial to fair legal process. But in this article, LSE student Ross Longton argues that the media has too much power overall in influencing public attitudes to criminals, a power that can even be to the detriment of those who seek tougher punishment.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:39

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