The Governing of Police-Media Relations

Alyce McGovern

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    Abstract

    Relationships between the police and the media have long been discussedin the social sciences, particularly criminology and sociology. Both the police and themedia play important roles in delimiting our social world and, as such, they are bothopen to analysis and criticism. These criticisms not only refer to the roles of eachinstitution, but also extend to the relationship between the police and the media.Research thus far, however, has failed to produce a thorough analysis of the ways inwhich these relationships operate. This paper discusses interviews conducted withkey stakeholders in this relationship, with the aim of gaining a better understanding ofthe complexities and dynamics of police-media relations. Various discourses emergedfrom these interviews, showing a more complex and sophisticated relationshipbetween the police and the media. The relationship is one that is not just negative orpositive, but also productive.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Annual Conference of The Austalian Sociological Association
    EditorsK. Richmond
    Place of PublicationBeechworth
    PublisherLa Trobe Uni
    Pages15
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventRevisioning Institutions: Change in the 21st Century, TASA 2004 Conference - La Trobe University, Beechworth, Australia
    Duration: 08 Dec 200411 Dec 2004

    Conference

    ConferenceRevisioning Institutions: Change in the 21st Century, TASA 2004 Conference
    CountryAustralia
    Period08/12/0411/12/04

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    McGovern, A. (2004). The Governing of Police-Media Relations. In K. Richmond (Ed.), The Annual Conference of The Austalian Sociological Association (pp. 15). La Trobe Uni.