Tabloid Justice: Criminal Justice in an Age of Media Frenzy

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007 - Law - 251 pages
This new edition of Tabloid Justice reveals that, although the media focus on high-profile criminal trials is thought by many to have diminished in the years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the polarized, partisan coverage of these trials has in fact intensified. The authors investigate the profoundly negative impact of the media's coverage of the criminal justice system - coverage that frequently highlights and aggravates the deepest divisions in US society. demographic data, and discussion of the blogosphere's rising significance. Thorough analysis of recent tabloid cases (featuring Kobe Bryant, Michael Jackson, Dennis Kozlowski, Scott Peterson, and Martha Stewart) provides a contemporary window on the tactics of a media driven by profit to the detriment of political and legal principles.

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