I’m looking forward to attending this important seminar in central London. These are very important issues, I’m pleased to see they are being openly discussed.
Trial by Media, False Appeals by Apparent Victims of Crime, Citizen Journalism and Wrongful Convictions and many other issues emerge from the way that newspapers and television programmes feed on crimes and the lives of criminals.
- How really useful are public appeals for help with police investigations?
- How does media coverage of sensational crimes influence policy making?
- Are documentary makers aware or concerned of the implications of their presentation of crimes?
These and many other issues are explored in this innovative day seminar which brings together academics and practitioners to discuss some of the implications of the ways the mass media fill their pages and schedules with offenders and offending.
(all speakers confirmed unless otherwise indicated; talk titles indicative only)
Chair: Professor Shirley Pearce, Chair of the College of Policing
- Professor Jon Silverman, University of Bedfordshire and former BBC Home Affairs Correspondent: the media and criminal justice policymaking
- Professor Yvonne Jewkes, University of Leicester: citizen journalism and wrongful convictions and exoneration
- Professor David Canter AcSS, University of Huddersfield: television appeals
Chair: Professor Laurie Taylor, Sociologist and Broadcaster
- Professor Roger Graef, LSE and filmmaker: the documentary maker’s point of view (agreed in principle)
- Professor Chris Greer and Professor Eugene McLaughlin, City University London: trial by media and scandal
- Panel Discussion