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dc.contributor.authorWaters, Emily
dc.contributor.authorBond, Christine
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Li
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-08T23:44:38Z
dc.date.available2018-03-08T23:44:38Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1034-5329
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/370867
dc.description.abstractLethal violence is particularly ‘newsworthy’, and international research suggests that media representations of homicides provide a distorted depiction of the actual nature and risk of homicides. Understanding media portrayals of homicide is important given the impact crime reporting may have on public opinion and policymaking. However, much of the past research has been conducted in the United States and the United Kingdom. Using a sample of Australian newspaper articles published between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2012, this study focuses on whether media representations of homicide are consistent with the actual characteristics of homicide in Australia (as reported in the National Homicide Monitoring Program (Bryant & Cussen 2015) data). This study revealed mixed findings. Although the reporting in the sample was generally inconsistent with official homicide victim and situational characteristics, the reported offender characteristics were similar to the actual characteristics of offenders in Australia.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney Law School
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/journals/CICrimJust//2017/19.html
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom137
dc.relation.ispartofpageto153
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCurrent Issues in Criminal Justice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4410
dc.titleExamining the Accuracy of Print Media Representations of Homicide in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.rights.copyright© 2017, Published by The Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorEriksson, Li L.
gro.griffith.authorWaters, Emily R.
gro.griffith.authorBond, Christine E.


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