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dc.contributor.authorSchindeler, Emily
dc.contributor.authorEwart, Jacqui
dc.contributor.editorSue Turnbull
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:05:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:05:15Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.modified2014-10-07T23:46:50Z
dc.identifier.issn1329-878X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/63408
dc.description.abstractCrime waves make great headlines, and can be an ongoing source of stories for news media. In this article, we track the news media promotion of the spectre of a crime wave at Queensland's Gold Coast and the interplay between politics and policy responses to the media campaign. By analysing news media reports, government, local government and police-documented responses, we explore how the media framed this crime wave and the politically driven policy responses that were disproportionate to the reported (statistical) level of crime. Despite attempts by the Queensland Police Service to defuse the claims of an out-of-control crime problem, followed by its attempts at managing community responses, the local news media continued their campaign with significant consequences. Our findings are important for those charged with publicly managing responses to media-driven crime waves.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Queensland
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.uq.edu.au/mia/2014-issues#151
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom25
dc.relation.ispartofpageto36
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedia International Australia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume151
dc.rights.retentionN
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedia Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Creative Arts and Writing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200104
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode20
dc.titleManufacturing a Crime Wave: The Gold Coast Saga
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorEwart, Jacqueline A.
gro.griffith.authorSchindeler, Emily M.


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