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This site is intended to enhance your use of Media and Crime in the U.S.by Yvonne Jewkes and Travis Linnemann. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.

The rise of mobile and social media means that everyday crime news is now more immediate, more visual, and more democratically produced than ever. Offering new and innovative ways of understanding the relationship between media and crime, Media and Crime in the U.S.critically examines the influence of media coverage of crimes on culture and identity in the United States and across the globe. With comprehensive coverage of the theories, research, and key issues, acclaimed author Yvonne Jewkes and award-winning professor Travis Linnemann have come together to shed light on some of the most troubling questions surrounding media and crime today.


We gratefully acknowledge Yvonne Jewkes and Travis Linnemann for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Robbin Brooks, Alicia Fisher, and James Wright for creating the ancillaries on this site.