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The Resource Arresting images : crime and policing in front of the television camera, Aaron Doyle

Arresting images : crime and policing in front of the television camera, Aaron Doyle

Label
Arresting images : crime and policing in front of the television camera
Title
Arresting images
Title remainder
crime and policing in front of the television camera
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Doyle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While most research on television examines its impact on viewers, this book asks instead how TV influences what is in front of the camera, and how it reshapes other institutions as it broadcasts their activities. Aaron Doyle develops his argument with four studies of televised crime and policing: the popular American 'reality-TV' series Cops; the televising of surveillance footage and home video of crime and policing; footage of Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot; and the publicity-grabbing demonstrations of the environmental group Greenpeace. Each of these studies is of significant interest in its own right, but Doyle also uses them to make a broader argument rethinking television's impacts. The four studies show how televised activities tend to become more institutionally important, tightly managed, dramatic, simplified and fitted to society's dominant values. Powerful institutions, like the police, harness television for their own legitimation and surveillance purposes, often dictating which situations are televised, and usually producing 'authorized definitions' of the situations, which allow them to control the consequences. While these institutions invoke the notion that "seeing is believing" to reinforce their positions of dominance, the book argues that many observers and researchers have long overstated and misunderstood the role of TV's visual component in shaping its influences
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doyle, Aaron
Dewey number
302.23/45
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1206
LC item number
.D69 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Crime on television
  • Reality television programs
  • Mass media and crime
  • Mass media and criminal justice
  • Crime on television
Label
Arresting images : crime and policing in front of the television camera, Aaron Doyle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Three alternative ways of thinking about television's influences -- Reality television and policing : the case of Cops -- Surveillance cameras, amateur video, and "real" crime on television -- Television and the policing of Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot -- The media logic of Greenpeace -- Conclusions -- Postscript : television and theorizing the evolution of criminal justice
Control code
52241892
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780802085047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Arresting images : crime and policing in front of the television camera, Aaron Doyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Three alternative ways of thinking about television's influences -- Reality television and policing : the case of Cops -- Surveillance cameras, amateur video, and "real" crime on television -- Television and the policing of Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot -- The media logic of Greenpeace -- Conclusions -- Postscript : television and theorizing the evolution of criminal justice
Control code
52241892
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780802085047
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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