Social Media’s Construction of Crime and Justice

The Public has always been fascinated by crime and justice, and the media has made great efforts to satisfy that fascination. From early forms of news media, such as broadsheets and the penny press, to crime entertainment, ranging from theatre to dime novels to current television crime dramas and movies, the media has always provided... Continue Reading →


                           Crime news can be found after 1575. After 1575, crime news was dominated by accounts of murder, treachery, and witchcraft. Early crime news in the United States was published in pamphlets and broadsides and frequently chronicled criminal trials of well-known criminals. The stories were frequently short and focused on the most serious crimes. By... Continue Reading →

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