Television Dramas And Homicide Causation
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Crim. Justice
CRIME NEWS; IDEOLOGY; MEDIA; Criminology & Penology
Television crime dramas are part of the media presentation of crime and criminals, and they represent an element in the construction of reality about crime by the viewing public. A review of the portrayal of homicide in TV crime dramas is not completely consistent with the official data. An adequate explanation of cause, beyond rite plot motive, is lacking in the dramatic portrayal of homicide. Viewing audiences are left with plot motives to explain homicides, and plot motives often legitimize crime fighting proposals and placement of responsibility consistent with an individually oriented explanatory ideology. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Journal of Criminal Justice
"Television Dramas And Homicide Causation" (1997). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1902.