Date of Award

8-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Embargo Date

9-19-2012

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Mass Communications

Advisor(s)

Joan A. Deppa

Second Advisor

Patricia L. Stith

Keywords

media effects, newspapers, perception, perp walk, prisoners, qualitative

Subject Categories

Communication

Abstract

This paper is designed to provide insights into a neglected aspect of crime news effects. This mixed-qualitative methods study explores what effects convicted criminals report experiencing in the wake of media coverage of their alleged crimes and trials. There are two primary areas of focus in this study: What effects inmates perceive media coverage has had on their cases and how they feel they have been personally affected by media coverage of their alleged crimes and subsequent trials.

Access

Open Access

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Communication Commons

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