The prominence of fraud in New South Wales metropolitan media reporting

Douglas M C Allan, Andrew Kelly, Antony Stephenson

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Abstract

This study analyses the coverage of six major crime types in two of Australia’s largest newspapers. The study aims to test the prevailing viewpoint that fraud and financial crimes are proportionally under reported in the media. The study considers the cost of fraud and financial crime to society, the choices the media makes when reporting on fraud and financial crime, and the impact of media reporting on public policy and law enforcement. The study challenges prevailing views on the extent of media coverage of fraud, finding that there is significant coverage of fraud in the sampled Australian newspapers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-619
Number of pages17
JournalCrime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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