Captured by the Media

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Paul Mason
Routledge, May 13, 2013 - Social Science - 256 pages
This book turns on the television, opens the newspaper, goes to the cinema and assesses how punishment is performed in media culture, investigating the regimes of penal representation and how they may contribute to a populist and punitive criminological imagination.
 

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Contents

1 Turn on tune in slop out
1
2 The function of fiction for a punitive public
16
3 Red tops populists and the irresistible rise of the public voices
31
a view from both sides of the microphone
48
lessons from Rethinking Crime and Punishment
65
capital punishment botched executions and the American news media
84
representations of the separate system in Victorian England
103
the films of Rex Bloomstein
122
9 Creating a stir? Prisons popular media and the power to reform
137
inside the prison TV drama Oz
154
the prison films of Joan Henry and J Lee Thompson
172
12 Relocating Hollywoods prison film discourse
191
13 Future punishment in American science fiction films
210
Index
229
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Paul Mason is the economics editor of the BBC s "Newsnight". He has covered globalization and social justice stories from locations around the world, including Latin America, Africa and China. He is the author of Meltdown and Live Working or Die Fighting. He lives in London.

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