Psychology of fear, crime and the media: international perspectives

The media continue to have a significant persuasive influence on the public perception of crime, even when the information presented is not reflective of the crime rate or actual crime itself. There have been numerous theoretical studies on fear of crime in the media, but few have considered this fr...

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Published in:Researching social psychology
Contributors: Chadee, Derek (HerausgeberIn)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY London Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2016
In:Researching social psychology
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Summary:The media continue to have a significant persuasive influence on the public perception of crime, even when the information presented is not reflective of the crime rate or actual crime itself. There have been numerous theoretical studies on fear of crime in the media, but few have considered this from a social psychological perspective. As new media outlets emerge and public dependence on them increases, the need for such awareness has never been greater. This volume lays the foundation for understanding fear of crime from a social psychological perspective in a way that has not yet been systematically presented to the academic world. This volume brings together an international team of experts and scholars to assess the role of fear and the media in everyday life. Chapters take a multidisciplinary approach to psychology, sociology and criminology and explore such topics as dual process theory, construal level theory, public fascination with gangs, and other contemporary issues
Physical Description:xvi, 269 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme 23 cm
ISBN:9781138018327