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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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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides readers and researchers with a critical examination of mass shootings as told by the media, offering research-based, factual answers to oft-asked questions and investigating common myths about these tragic events. When a mass shooting happens, the news media is flooded with headlines and breaking information about the shooters, victims, and acts themselves. What is notably absent in the news reporting are any concrete details that serve to inform news consumers how prevalent these mass shootings really are (or are not, when considering crime statistics as a whole), what legitimate causes for concern are, 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 explores the media attention to mass shootings and helps readers understand the problem of mass shootings and public gun violence from its inception to its existence in contemporary society. It discusses how the issue is defined, its history, and its prevalence in both the United States and other countries, and provides an exploration of the responses to these events and strategies for the prevention of future violence. The 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 book's authors pay primary attention to contemporary shootings in the United States but also discuss early events dating back to the 1700s and those occurring internationally. The accessible writing enables readers of varying grade levels, including laypersons, to gain a more in-depth -- and accurate -- understanding of the context of mass shootings in the United States. As a result, readers will be better able to contribute to meaningful discussions related to mass shooting events and the resulting responses and policies. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Schildkraut, Jaclyn
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
Label
Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities, Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass
Instantiates
Publication
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 mediated society -- Mass shootings today -- and beyond
Control code
900016565
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
(OCoLC)900016565
Label
Mass shootings : media, myths, and realities, Jaclyn Schildkraut and H. Jaymi Elsass
Publication
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 mediated society -- Mass shootings today -- and beyond
Control code
900016565
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
(OCoLC)900016565

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