Media, Reflexivity, and the Masndate

Peter K. Manning

in Policing Contingencies

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780226503516
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226503523 | DOI:
Media, Reflexivity, and the Masndate

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This chapter argues for changes in the quality and quantity of imagery of policing in the media; the presence of the media in everyday policing; effects of the way the police as collective representations are being portrayed, both generally and in respect to given incidents; and the pattern of media coverage. Having set the stage of policing in a dramatic world and the emerging role of the media, it then turns to the specific police-relevant aspects of the media and media-relevant aspects of policing. It argues that a fundamental change in policing in the last ten years and extending prior to that for more than twenty years is a result of the influence of the media.

Keywords: police; policing; imagery; media coverage

Chapter.  3505 words. 

Subjects: Social Theory

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