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White-collar, organised and cyber crimes in the media: some contrasts and similarities

Levi, Michael 2008. White-collar, organised and cyber crimes in the media: some contrasts and similarities. Crime, Law and Social Change 49 (5) , pp. 365-377. 10.1007/s10611-008-9111-y

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Abstract

This article examines the media reportage of white-collar crimes, organised crimes and cybercrimes, principally in the British but also in the US media. It illustrates the ways in which different newspapers depict crime seriousness and how some defendants adapt to these portrayals. It examines competing explanatory models and suggests that although reportage has an ideological component, ‘news values’ and production pressures as well as ‘action triggers’ such as prosecutions or regulatory interventions are important.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0925-4994
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:16
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/19254

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