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Evil monsters and cunning perverts: Representing and regulating the dangerous paedophile

Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control

ISBN: 978-1-84950-732-5, eISBN: 978-1-84950-733-2

ISSN: 1521-6136

Publication date: 8 April 2010

Abstract

Value – This research indicates that discourses and conceptual shifts around child sex offenders are driven by the media but have come to be accepted and perpetuated by the government and the law. This dynamic not only illustrates the power of the media to set agendas but raises questions regarding the adequacy of official governance informed by media discourses.

Citation

Meyer, A. (2010), "Evil monsters and cunning perverts: Representing and regulating the dangerous paedophile", Deflem, M. (Ed.) Popular Culture, Crime and Social Control (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 195-217. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-6136(2010)0000014012

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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