The bestselling Media and Crime returns with a fully revised and updated new edition. Established in the field as the market leader, the book explores the complex interactions between media and crime from a critical and authoritative standpoint. Retaining and updating coverage of the core issues in the subject: news reporting of crime; media constructions of children and women; moral panics; media and the police; 'reality' crime shows; surveillance and social control, the book now also includes: - additional chapters on cybercrime and crime film - updated content on new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites - discussions on how to research media and crime - fully updated references and student-friendly features - including discussion questions, further reading and glossary. Its lucid and engaging style, thought-provoking content and panoramic coverage of key debates and issues make this the text on media and crime. Essential reading for students in criminology, media studies, cultural studies and sociology, academics and researchers.