Scooped!: Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze, and Celebrities

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Columbia University Press, May 6, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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Scooped!: media miss real story on crime while chasing sex, sleaze, and celebrities

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Unlike more academic content analyses of crime reporting such as Roy E. Lotz's Crime and the American Press (Praeger, 1991), Krajicek, a crime reporter for New York's Daily News and now a professor of ... Read full review

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I have not read the entire book but noted glaring errors and inaccuracies in the few parts I reviewed. On page 176 and beyond the treatment known as "Moral Reconation Therapy" is discussed and attributed to a Canadian "sociologist" Ross. Ross is a psychologist but he had nothing whatsoever to do with Moral Reconation Therapy or its development. Ross was one of the people who helped do a program called R & R in Canada. Moral Reconation Therapy was fully implemented and developed in 1986 in Memphis, Tennessee by myself (Greg Little) and Ken Robinson. All Moral Reconation Therapy materials have our names on them. But the title of this reviewed book is right: The "Real Story" was certainly missed. Tabloid journalism indeed!! 

Contents

Dancing with Trash in America the Violent
11
Rupert Amy and OJ
31
Seven Little Sins So Many Stories
69
Anything Particularly Cruel The World of Crime Reporting
93
The Crime Policy Follies Caution Politicians at Work
135
Telling the Truth Less Poorly
179
Afterword
201
Notes
209
Index
227
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David J. Krajicek, an award-winning journalist, has written about crime for newspapers and magazines for twenty years.



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