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    The deceased-accused and the victim as a commodity: Jimmy Savile as a case study to examine the role of real-crime documentary in reproducing violence as entertainment

    Menis, Susanna (2021) The deceased-accused and the victim as a commodity: Jimmy Savile as a case study to examine the role of real-crime documentary in reproducing violence as entertainment. In: Mellins, M. and Moore, S. (eds.) Critiquing Violent Crime in the Media. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783030837570. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Taking a real-crime documentary concerning Jimmy Savile in the UK as a case study, the chapter attempts to make sense of a rather complex social relationship between the media, the public, the victims and the deceased-accused. The discussion questions the social usefulness of aggressive media driven by market targets; it submits that the commercialisation of the victims by these crime documentaries encourage social righteousness and did little to support sex crime victims.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Real crime documentary, deceased-accused, victim as a commodity, violence as entertainment, media
    School: School of Law > Law
    Depositing User: Susy Menis
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 13:37
    Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:36
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/42970

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