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Dr. Denney published his textbook (alongside co-author Dr. Allen Copenhaver) Media & Crime: Contemporary Issues with Kendall Hunt publishing.

This book offers an in-depth discussion of contemporary crime and media issues. Specifically, this book is the first of its kind to examine crime and media issues from a modern and approachable standpoint. Moreover, this book heavily focuses on how various forms of media interact with the three components of the criminal justice system (e.g., law enforcement, courts, and corrections). Topics in this book include:


·      Crime Construction and Real-World Effects

·      Crime Perceptions and Fear of Crime

·      Dramatization

·      Politics, Media, Crime, and Policy

·      “Fake News,” Crime, and Misinformation 

·      Police Violence and Media

·      Media Trials and the Courts

·      Corrections and the Media: Information Presentation, Entertainment, and Public Perceptions 

·      Social Media and User-Generated Crime

·      Sex Crimes and the Media

·      Violent Video Games and Crime

·      Making Sense of Media and Crime in the 21st Century