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Author Benedict, Helen

Title Virgin or vamp : how the press covers sex crimes / Helen Benedict
Published New York ; London : Oxford University Press, 1992


Description 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents Intro -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. Rape Myths, Language, and the Portrayal of Women in the Media -- 2. Sex Crimes in the Press: A Recent History -- 3. "A Policeman in Every Bedroom": The 1978-1979 Greta and John Rideout Marital Rape Case -- 4. "She Should Be Punished": The 1983-1984 New Bedford "Big Dan's" Gang Rape -- 5. "How Jennifer Courted Death": The 1986 Killing of Jennifer Levin -- 6. The Jogger and the Wolfpack: The 1989-1990 Central Park Jogger Case -- 7. Conclusion: How the Press Should Cover Sex Crimes -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
Summary Benedict examines press treatment of four notorious sex crimes from the past decade and shows how victims are labelled either as virgins or vamps, a practice she condemns as misleading and harmful
Analysis Sex offenders Reporting By Newspapers
United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-299) and index
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Subject Sex crimes -- Press coverage -- United States
Press -- United States -- Public opinion
Public opinion -- United States
Mass media -- Objectivity -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sexual Abuse & Harassment.
Mass media -- Objectivity
Press -- Public opinion
Public opinion
Sex crimes -- Press coverage
Seksuele misdrijven.
Publieke opinie.
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195086651