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Policing and Media : Public Relations, Simulations and Communications.

Author: Murray Lee; Alyce McGovern
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: New directions in critical criminology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate. In a critical discussion of contemporary and emerging modes of mediatized police work, Lee and McGovern demonstrate how the police engage with the public through a fluid and quickly expanding assemblage of communications and information technologies. Policing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lee, Murray.
Policing and Media : Public Relations, Simulations and Communications.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Lee; Alyce McGovern
ISBN: 9781136216794 1136216790
OCLC Number: 869091918
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (368 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Section I: Police and media: setting the scene; 1. Locating police media public relations; Introduction; Crime in the media; Policing and the media; The development of professionalized police media work; The reform era and the emergence of formal police public relations; Formalizing police public relations in NSW: a case study; Police, control and media; Police media and pubic information officers: the who's who; Conclusion; Notes; 2. The logics of police media work. IntroductionUnpacking the Logics of Police Media engagement; Risk management and responsibilization of the public; Image management; Trust in and legitimacy of the police organization; Conclusion; Notes; 3. 'Simulated policing': framing contemporary police media work; Introduction; The viewer society; Cultures of control; Simulated policing; Strategies, tactics and resistance; Conclusion; Notes; Section II: Simulated policing; 4. Policing the press release; Introduction; Policing information; Producing and reproducing the press release; Press releases and journalism; Taming the system. Logics of the media releaseProactive police media; Police and multimedia production; Mediatized policing; Conclusion; Notes; 5. Policing social media; Introduction; Background and context; The social media experiment; Social media logics; Logics of image management; Logics of risk communication and responsibilization; Logics of trust and legitimacy; Simulated policing, viewer society and taming of the system; Social media policy; Conclusion; Notes; 6. Policing reality television; Introduction; Fact, fiction and faction: a blurring of boundaries or hyperreal policing?; 'Factional' programming. The perfect symbiosis?Content of observational documentaries: an NSW case study; Policing (reality) television; Conclusion; Notes; Section III: Policing the police; 7. New technologies and struggles of representation; Introduction; Policing and technological ambiguities; Strategies, tactics and resistance; Cop on cop: policing and the image in self-regulation; Managing social media strategies; Conclusion; Notes; 8. Resistances and old media; Introduction; Research context; Journalists resisting; Internal resistances; Conclusion; Note; Conclusion; Appendix: Research methods; Bibliography.
Series Title: New directions in critical criminology.

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This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate. In a critical discussion of contemporary and emerging modes of mediatized police work, Lee and McGovern demonstrate how the police engage with the public through a fluid and quickly expanding assemblage of communications and information technologies. Policing and Media explores the rationalities that are driving police/media relations and asks; how these relationships differ (or not) from the ways they have operated histo.

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`Murray Lee and Alyce McGovern have written an innovative and important book. Based on cutting-edge empirical research and covering topics including social media, "simulated policing",ã police Read more...

 
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