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Stalking strangers and lovers: Changing media typifications of a new crime problem

Stalking strangers and lovers: Changing media typifications of a new crime problem,Kathleen S. Lowney,Joel Best

Stalking strangers and lovers: Changing media typifications of a new crime problem   (Citations: 22)
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Published in 1995.
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    • ...Police have told victims that as long as the perpetrator is not physically attacking them, there is little that police can do (Lowney & Best, 1995; Melton, 2004)...

    James Geistmanet al. What to do about stalking: a preliminary study of how stalking victims...

    • ...In a particularly interesting account, Karen Lowney and Joel Best (1995) examine the emergence of “stalking” as a crime category in the US media...

    Sarah E. H. Moore. Tracing the Life of a Crime Category

    • ...It was not until the battered women's and victims’ rights movements linked stalking to domestic violence and used their considerable resources to keep stalking a topic for public discourse and action, however, that anti-stalking legislation became widespread (Lowney and Best 1995)...

    Jennifer L. Dunn. Vocabularies of Victimization: Toward Explaining the Deviant Victim

    • ...Effective secondary sources of claims making, which include newspaper reports, play an important role in the extent to which the public will accept the claims as truth [9, 36]...
    • ...In order to establish the relative use of these four different media frames in constructing the social problem of the battered woman who kills, we employed a social constructionist approach to track media discourse over time [1, 8, 9, 36, 63]...
    • ...Newspaper articles provide an important insight into the portrayal of groups of people and into the public’s definitions and understandings of acts of deviance that are not necessarily reflective of the criminal justice system’s theories of defendants [8, 36, 52, 61]...
    • ...As Lowney and Best [36] found, the most prevalent typifications depended on the dominant claims makers at a particular time...
    • ...The constructionist perspective has demonstrated that well-established typifications provide a foundation for building the credibility of an emerging perspective on a social problem [32, 36]...
    • ...Lowney and Best [36] refer to these typifications as cultural resources...

    Marianne S. NohMatthewet al. Mad, Bad, or Reasonable? Newspaper Portrayals of the Battered Woman Wh...

    • ...1981), battered women (Loseke 1992), child abuse (Pfohl 1977), hate crimes (Jennes 1995), infertility (Scritchfield 1995), and stalking (Lowney and Best 1995), to name just a few, acquired their characteristic features as problematic phenomena and as problematic phenomena worthy of particular types of public consideration and concern...

    Darin Weinberg. On the Social Construction of Social Problems and Social Problems Theo...

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