Soft on crime, not doing the time: the media, law and order and the criminal justice system

Mackenzie, Geraldine (2007) Soft on crime, not doing the time: the media, law and order and the criminal justice system. In: 21st Conference of the International Society for Reform of the Criminal Law (ISRCL 2007), 22–26 Jun 2007, Vancouver, BC. Canada.


I begin this paper with a very Australian media parable about a man called I will call X. This story illustrates my theme of how the media can manipulate, or at least attempt to manipulate public opinion on crime and criminal justice matters. I then move to a discussion on the courts and the media, and finally some suggestions on what can be done to alleviate the current problems.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 24 May 2009 13:27
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 02:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: media manipulation; Australia
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220105 Legal Ethics
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media

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