1. Are crime news values, moral panics and agenda setting ‘eternal’?
  2. How can we understand the rising adversarialism of the British press in recent decades, and what does this tell us about institutional power in the UK.
  3. What role has the news media played in the ‘punitive turn’?
  4. How did tabloidization and digitalisation transform crime news?
  5. What is trial by media, how does it work and why does it matter?
  6. Illustrating your answer with examples, outline and analyse the key components of a successful newsmedia campaign around institutional failure in the criminal justice system.
  7. Why should criminologists research institutional scandal hunting?
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