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This book would serve as an excellent introduction to any new criminologist as the material covered in it is basic and straightforward and does not incorporate much outside thought. The facets of media presented throughout the book are highly recognizable, which allows the respective authors to have their points made in a clear and concise fashion. This book is also recommended to experienced criminologists to challenge their thoughts and opinions on each article. As the articles are fairly easy to understand, this has the potential to critically engage the experienced audience and to present them with an opportunity to challenge their own conceptions on media and crime.