[CITAMS] ESMC Call: Crime, Criminals, and Mass Media (extended abstracts due September 30th)

Emerald Editorial editorial at emeraldmediastudies.com
Mon Sep 23 19:41:15 EDT 2019

*Call for Volume: Crime, Criminals, and Mass Media*

*Editor: Julie B. Wiest*

*Initial Deadline: September 30, 2019*

This volume will include social science research that advances knowledge
about the complex relationships between media and crime. Chapters will be
divided into central focal areas within this literature to seek the widest
breadth of current scholarship. In particular, studies are sought that
examine: representations of crime and criminals in mass media; links
between media representations of crime and related public beliefs and
behaviors; the use of new/digital media in the commission/detection of
crime or in the dissemination of crime stories; and advances in theory
and/or methods relevant to studies of media and crime.

Topics might include:

1. Crime and Criminals in Mass Media: Chapters may examine the
representation of crime and/or criminals in news or entertainment media,
possibly focusing on depictions of crime rates, criminal incidents, or
characteristics of criminals such as race, gender, age, nationality,
occupation, etc.

2. Theorizing Media and Crime: Chapters may explore classical and emerging
theories used in

studies of media and crime, such as uses and gratifications theory, the
mean world syndrome, mediatization, media logic, and others.

3. Mediated Perceptions of Crime: Chapters may focus on relationships
between media representations of crime/criminals and public perceptions,
attitudes, and/or behaviors related to criminality and/or criminal

4. Crime and Criminals in a New Media Landscape: Chapters may examine the
role of new/ digital media technologies in the commission of crime, the
detection/policing of crime, or the dissemination of information about
crime and/or criminals.

5. Methods for Studying Media and Crime: Chapters may explore classical
and/or emerging research methods used to study the relationships between
media and crime, including quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods.

Volume Deadlines

· Proposal submissions: Sept. 30, 2019 (acceptance notifications by Nov. 1,

o Proposals should be emailed to jbwiest at gmail.com as an attached Word file

in the form of an extended abstract of 500 to 1,000 words, plus references.

o All proposals should include information about the purpose and

of the study, the data and methods employed, and major findings.

· Chapter drafts: Feb. 3, 2020 (peer review feedback by March 16, 2020)

· Final chapters: May 15, 2020 (about 8,000 – 10,000 words, including notes
and references)

QUESTIONS? Contact the volume editor at jbwiest at gmail.com

Editor Julie Wiest is Associate Professor at West Chester University of
Pennsylvania USA.  As a sociologist of culture and media, Julie Wiest
applies mainly symbolic interactionist and social constructivist
perspectives to studies in three primary areas: (1) the sociocultural
context of violence, (2) mass media effects, and (3) the relationship
between new media technologies and social change. Wiest received her Ph.D.
in sociology from the University of Tennessee and M.A. in journalism and
mass communication from the University of Georgia. Before academia, she
worked as a print and online journalist for nearly a decade.

*Also see: http://www.emeraldmediastudies.com/Calls---Volumes.html

*Emerald Studies in Media and Communications*
editorial at emeraldmediastudies.com
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