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Media representations of dangerousness

Greer, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-8623-702X (2003). Media representations of dangerousness. Criminal Justice Matters, 51(1), pp. 4-5. doi: 10.1080/09627250308553507


Media representations reflect a wide conceptualisation of ‘dangerousness’, which often bears little relation to professional definitions. This article considers the press representation of ‘dangerous offenders’ and wider notions of ‘dangerousness’ and ‘risk’, and discusses their construction in terms of both the determinants of newsworthiness and as a wider sociological phenomenon.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Criminal Justice Matters on 13 Mar 2008, available online:
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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