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Constructing Crime: Perspectives on Making News and Social Problems

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ISBN-13: 978-0881339840
ISBN-10: 0881339849
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 357 pages
  • Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc (February 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881339849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881339840
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,911,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Mark R. Jorgensen on June 10, 2000
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This book is a collection of contemporary social constructionist articles on crime. The role of the media in "constructing crime" figures prominently in many of the articles. There isn't another book like this on the market. The articles have been wisely selected to be readable, interesting, and to cover a variety of topics. I list this book as a recommended supplement for the crime and criminal justice classes that I teach. The book provides an excellent introduction to constructionist approaches to crime and would be a suitable complement to a traditional textbook. If you want to understand public (mis)perceptions of crime, I highly recommend the book and the authors (check out their other books!)
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