Police, Offenders and Victims in the Media



Going Underground: From protests to policing - is UK media blind? (first half discusses protests and police)



The News Media's Coverage of Crime and Victimization Video



Going Underground: Western media has ‘worthy victims and unworthy victims’ - John Pilger (E111) Challenges mainstream media narrative on Gaza



Media treats white killers better than black victims

Online Resources

Books and Journals 

Butler, I. and Drakefored, M. (2008) ‘Booing or cheering? Ambiguity in the construction of victimhood in the case of Maria Colwell’, Crime, Media, Culture, 4 (3), 367-385

V.J. & Rosenberger, J.S. (2011) Media and public perceptions of the police: examining the impact of race and personal experience", Policing & Society, 21 (2), 167-189

Chermak, S., Scheer, C. & Wilson, M. (2014) Police Consolidation in the News. Police Quarterly, 17 (2), 150-175

Franklin, B. and Petley, J. (2001) ‘Killing the age of innocence: newspaper reporting of the death of James Bulger’, in Pilcher, J. and S. Wagg (eds) Thatcher’s Innocent Children? Politics, Childhood and Society, London: Palmer Press

Lester, P.M. (1996) Images that Injure: Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media. Westport: Praeger