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The Resource Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities, Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass

Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities, Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass

Label
Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities
Title
Mass shootings
Title remainder
media, myths, and realities
Statement of responsibility
Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When a mass shooting happens, the media is flooded with headlines and breaking information about the shooters, victims, and acts themselves. What is notably absent are any concrete details to inform news consumers how prevalent these mass shootings really are (or are not, when considering crime statistics as a whole), what are legitimate causes for concern, and how likely an individual is to be involved in such an incident. Instead, these events often are used as catalysts for conversations about larger issues such as gun control and mental health care reform. What critical points are we missing when the media focuses on only what "people want to hear"? This book focuses on the myths purported about these unfortunate events, their victims, and their perpetrators through typical U.S. media coverage as well as evidence-based facts to contradict such narratives. The authors pay primary attention to contemporary shootings in the United States but also discuss events dating back to the 1700's and those occurring internationally. The accessible writing enables readers to gain a more in-depth understanding of the context of mass shootings in the United States and the resulting responses and policies
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schildkraut, Jaclyn
Dewey number
364.152/34
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6515
LC item number
.S35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Elsass, H. Jaymi
Series statement
Crime, media, and popular culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass murder
  • Firearms
  • Firearms and crime
  • Violent crimes
  • Murder in mass media
  • Violence in mass media
  • Firearms
  • Firearms and crime
  • Mass murder
  • Murder in mass media
  • Violence in mass media
  • Violent crimes
  • Amok
  • Massaker
  • Massenmedien
  • Massenmord
  • Prävention
  • Schusswaffe
  • Internet
  • Massenmord
Label
Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities, Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Claims making and agenda setting: How myths become realities -- What is a "mass shooting"? -- A history of public mass shootings -- Mass shootings by the numbers -- The "usual suspects" as causal factors -- Mass shootings around the globe -- Preventing mass shootings -- Mass shootings in a mediatized society -- Mass shootings today and beyond
Control code
ocn900016565
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781440836527
Lccn
2015036730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025856821
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900016565
  • (OCoLC)900016565
Label
Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities, Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Claims making and agenda setting: How myths become realities -- What is a "mass shooting"? -- A history of public mass shootings -- Mass shootings by the numbers -- The "usual suspects" as causal factors -- Mass shootings around the globe -- Preventing mass shootings -- Mass shootings in a mediatized society -- Mass shootings today and beyond
Control code
ocn900016565
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781440836527
Lccn
2015036730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025856821
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o900016565
  • (OCoLC)900016565

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