Media Constructions of Children: ‘Evil Monsters’ and ‘Tragic Victims’


The UK's Young Reoffenders: Rule Britannia

The hamster wheel, youth in the media

Books and Journals

James, A. and Jenks, C. (1996) ‘Public perceptions of childhood criminality’, British Journal of Sociology, 47 (2)

Machado, H and Santos, F. (2009) ‘The disappearance of Madeleine McCann: Public drama and trial by media in the Portuguese press’, Crime, Media, Culture, 5, pp 146-167

Davidson, J. (2008) Child sexual abuse: Media representations and government and government reactions. Abingdon: Oxon Cavendish