Feeding the fear of crime - 200 years ago
Professor Peter King from our School of Historical Studies will deliver a public lecture on Wednesday 11 May 2011 exploring the media’s role in shaping our views of crime and punishment - and how things don't change...
In his lecture, entitled 'Newspaper reporting of crime and its impact in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century London', Professor King will look at historical parallels in reporting across time, newspaper-created moral panics - tracing as far back as the mid-eighteenth century - and the selective nature of newspaper reporting, all illustrated with case studies.
The lecture, which has been organised by our Department of Media Studies and Communication, will take place at 3.30pm in the Attenborough Building Lecture Theatre 3. Entry is free and open to everyone.