Crime News in Modern Britain: Press Reporting and by Judith Rowbotham

By Judith Rowbotham

Drawing jointly examples from broadsheet and tabloid newspapers this account of English crime reportage takes readers from the past due eighteenth century to the current day. within the post-Leveson international, it's a well timed and interesting contextualisation of the historical past of published crime information and investigative journalism.

Show description

Read Online or Download Crime News in Modern Britain: Press Reporting and Responsibility, 1820–2010 PDF

Similar crime books

The Hidden Man

Mark and Benjamin willing havent obvious their father, Christopher, for greater than 20 years. He has purely simply began to make clear his lifestyles as a grasp undercover agent whilst he's murdered in chilly blood by means of an unidentified murderer. was once his dying attached to his MI6 previous? Had Christopher exposed a perilous conspiracy related to his eldest son?

Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture

Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. over the last thirty years, serial killers became iconic figures in the United States, the topic of made-for-TV videos and mass-market paperbacks alike. yet why can we locate such luridly transgressive and bad contributors so attention-grabbing? What compels us to appear extra heavily at those figures after we really need to seem away?

Rothschild Money Trust

This booklet makes an attempt to show the Rothschild mystery protocols and deliberate international domination.

Powder Burn (Black Lizard Series, Book 1)

Big apple instances bestselling writer Carl Hiaasen's gripping debut

A witness to a gangland homicide needs to outwit and outrun the vicious hit males on his trail—before it's too late

Chris Meadows's charmed existence as an up-and-coming architect has saved him some distance faraway from Miami's bloody drug exchange. yet his cozy lifestyles comes crashing down round him while Chris witnesses the hit-and-run dying of an ex-girlfriend through a motor vehicle packed with drug smuggling gangsters. Now stuck up in southern Florida's brutal underground cocaine warfare, Chris is in a struggle for his life—to steer clear of not just the hit males trying to silence him, but in addition the crooked Miami law enforcement officials who might fairly take advantage of than shield him.

Extra resources for Crime News in Modern Britain: Press Reporting and Responsibility, 1820–2010

Example text

Mrs Broderick was a stereotypical good woman in terms of her representation in the media, but the wife who had provoked her beating by being ‘given to habits of intoxication, smoking and other filthy personal habits’, and consequently neglecting the amenities of home and so the comfort of her husband, could not expect sympathy from the courts. 81 Under such circumstances, even drunken violence from a husband was treated sympathetically, with the subtext being that the man felt driven to 78 79 80 81 Morning Chronicle, 9 August 1856.

In his view, the papers could teach the law to the public better than ‘even Lord Brougham himself’. 42 With advice such as this, it is hardly surprising to find that judges, barristers and stipendiary magistrates began to agree that they could use the power of the press to draw public attention to a vast array of legal issues and topics. These ranged from the highly academic and technical to the more straightforward and accessible; from the esoteric and philosophical to the moral and ethical; from treatises and essays to tracts and pamphlets.

Lewis (1982) The Victorian Bar (London: Robert Hale) p. 39. 45 This was an initially unsolved murder, finally resolved by the 1865 confession of Constance Kent to the murder of her half-brother. See N. Kyle (2009) A Greater Guilt. Constance Emilie Kent and the Road Murder (Salisbury: Boolarong Press). 46 Lawyers could be trusted to comprehend the nuances involved in preparing material of acute public interest which avoided overstepping the mark of legal propriety. In this, the established tradition of journalistic anonymity, covering also the work of the reporters, was seen as an indispensable asset.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 34 votes