Title

The Social Construction of Serial Murder Victims: A Multivariate Level Analysis

Publication Date

3-21-2012

Document Type

Book Chapter

Abstract

A scan of today's television programming reveals numerous media stories, factual and fictional, featuring some aspect of crime. These depictions can stray far from reality, with the effect of creating and reinforcing distorted impressions. This collection offers a sociological analysis of race, class, and gender stereotypes within crime media. Essays discuss particular examples of inequalities and stereotypes, consider the implications of such portrayals, and demonstrate how they influence the public's expectations and beliefs about real-world crime.

Publication Title

The Harms of Crime Media: Essays on the Perpetuation of Racism, Sexism and Class Stereotypes

First Page

38

Last Page

53