Thesis / Dissertation

The whole story: Intimate partner homicides, legal rules and the news production process

Annie Blatchford, Jennifer Morgan (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Feminist empirical work criticises the media for presenting violence against women (‘VAW’) and, in particular, intimate partner homicides (‘IPHs’) as isolated incidents disconnected from the broader social problem. This representation occurs despite the reality that IPHs, more than any other crime, typically arise out of a history of controlling, violent behaviour and in an environment where gender inequality is ingrained in social, cultural and organisational structures and practices. However, what has not been adequately considered in these critiques is the question of how legal rules, processes and restrictions impact the media’s ability to contextualise individual IPHs. This is the ove..

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