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Naming and shaming: a report on media shaming for minor crimes in Victoria

Hess, Kristy and Waller, Lisa 2014, Naming and shaming: a report on media shaming for minor crimes in Victoria, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic..

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Title Naming and shaming: a report on media shaming for minor crimes in Victoria
Author(s) Hess, KristyORCID iD for Hess, Kristy orcid.org/0000-0003-3027-7492
Waller, LisaORCID iD for Waller, Lisa orcid.org/0000-0002-2689-8010
Publication date 2014-08-15
Total pages 19
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Summary This exploratory study examines the power of the news media to publicly name ordinary people who receive non-convictions for committing minor crimes. If a magistrate imposes a non-conviction, it means the offender is guilty, but gets a chance to reform away from the public gaze. They are not required to reveal the crime in any job application, and it does not restrict them from overseas travel. This report argues that the power of media to report non-convictions is an issue of national importance in this changing digital landscape because the news media can impose relatively permanent public records, especially in digital space, that detail's one's minor misdemeanour.
Language eng
Field of Research 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category A6.1 Research report/technical paper
Copyright notice ©2014, Deakin University
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071729

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