TITLE

Gang Crime and the Media in Late Nineteenth-Century London: The Regent's Park Murder of 1888

AUTHOR(S)
Gray, Drew
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Cultural & Social History;Dec2013, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p559
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
This article will offer a fresh perspective on media attitudes towards working-class youth in late Victorian London by looking in detail at a case study of violent youth crime. It offers an analysis of gang crime in the late nineteenth-century capital and explores the use of class and stereotyping in the reporting of working-class youth. It considers the extent to which the problems of violent youth gangs were manipulated by the press to portray the capital as a 'city out of control'. Finally, it will argue that these contemporary representations of youth helped create a fear that exaggerated the threat posed by gangs.
ACCESSION #
91716281

 

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