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The Language of Crime and Deviance
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1. Introduction: Crime, Deviance and Language; 2. Simple Word Choice and How to Represent People and Action; 3. Concealment and Evasion through Grammar; 4. Young People and Crime; 5. Women and Crime; 6. The Criminal Justice System in the Media: the Police; 7. The Criminal Justice System in the Media: the Prison; 8. Corporate Crime; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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David Machin is a Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University, Wales. His books include Global Media Discourse (2007), Introduction to Multimodal Analysis (2007) and News Production: Theory and Practice (2006). Andrea Mayr is Lecturer in the School of English at Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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The Language of Crime and Deviance fillsan important gap, focusing on the language and discourses through whichcriminal behaviour is communicated to the public. Examining numerousapposite cases, Mayr and Machin illustrate how particular individualsand deviant behaviours have been transformed via the pages of the popularpress into dangers and risks. This book will be an especially usefulresource for students undertaking dissertations on media and crime, whofrequently want to employ critical discourse analysis but lack the tools to doso.--,
The Language of Crime and Deviance fills an important gap, focusing on the language and discourses through which criminal behaviour is communicated to the public. Examining numerous apposite cases, Mayr and Machin illustrate how particular individuals and deviant behaviours have been transformed via the pages of the popular press into dangers and risks. This book will be an especially useful resource for students undertaking dissertations on media and crime, who frequently want to employ critical discourse analysis but lack the tools to do so.--Sanford Lakoff
Mayr and Machin's razor-edged analysis slices through the visual and linguistic obfuscations that make up mediated constructions of crime, in the process confirming that these ideological formations matter more than we might imagine. On the whole, The Language of Crime and Deviance constitutes an invaluable intellectual and methodological armamentarium for scholars in criminology, media studies, and related fields just the thing for a surgical disassembling of mediated discourse around crime and justice.--Sanford Lakoff

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