Archive for November 2013

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]

[ecrea] crime and media event NTU 15 November

Thu Nov 07 17:38:14 GMT 2013

Crime and Media: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, NG11 8NS

Date: Friday 15 November 2013

Time: 9.30-4.30

Room: GEE 004

Further helpful details and full abstracts can be found at:

This event is free but if you plan to attend please email: (simon.cross /at/

9.30-9.55 Registration.

10.00-11.15 Panel 1

Professor Yvonne Jewkes, Department of Criminology, University of Leicester

Title: Punishment in black and white: penal ‘hell-holes’, popular media and mass incarceration.

suggests that not only can the prison be understood through the lens of darkness and lightness, Heaven and Hell, but that such metaphors serve to justify and authorize the prison as hell-hole.

Dr Maggie Wykes, School of Law, University of Sheffield

Title: What’s law gotta do with it? Comparing the failure to successfully prevent or prosecute sexual violence in England and South Africa.

11.15-11.45 Refreshments

11.45-1.00 Panel 2

Dr Judith Rowbotham, Director SOLON, London.

Title: A ‘Pressing’ Problem – Does Prison Work? Victorian Discussions on Penal Servitude and Their Modern Echoes

Dr Samantha Pegg, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Title: Rationalising the Irrational – Victorian Print Presentations of Insanity Pleas

Lunch: 1.00-1.55

2.00-3.30 Panel 3

Dr Simon Cross, Department of Media, Nottingham Trent University

Forces of Darkness: Media reporting of Jimmy Savile’s life, death and life-after-death

Lieve Gies, Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester

Title: An anti-human rights culture? The popular press and the Human Rights Act

3.30-3.55 Refreshments

4.00-4.45 Closing address by Prof Graham Murdock, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University.

Title: Fear and Loathing in Cleveland: The Prehistory of Deviancy Amplification

ECREA-Mailing list
This mailing list is a free service from ECREA and Nico Carpentier.
To subscribe, post or unsubscribe, please visit
ECREA - European Communication Research and Education Association
Postal address:
Chauss�de Waterloo 1151
1180 Uccle
Email: (info /at/

[Previous message][Next message][Back to index]