Hitting the panic button: policing/'mugging'/media/crisis


McLaughlin, Eugene (2008) Hitting the panic button: policing/'mugging'/media/crisis. Crime Media Culture, 4, (1), 145-154. (doi:10.1177/1741659007087280).

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Policing the Crisis (PTC) is an intriguing text that flickers hazily in the contested histories of both critical criminology and cultural studies in the UK. For 'the last of the true believers' within critical criminology, it remains the most thorough and sophisticated example of how to use Marxism to theorize the problem of crime. The strength of PTC lies in its hard-edged stance on analysis and prescription and its intellectually eclectic explanatory framework. Not surprisingly, re-reading Hall et al.'s analysis of 'mugging' and the news media in 2007 one realizes how much has altered since 1978.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1741-6590 (print)
1741-6604 (electronic)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences
ePrint ID: 338243
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 09:32
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:21
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/338243

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