Abstract

After a string of successes in the early nineteenth century, the Victorian movement to reform criminal punishment began to falter. Despite evidence to the contrary, the populace grew convinced that violent crime was on the rise. A frequency analysis of The Times and The Manchester Guardian suggests that this misperception was due to a drastic increase in crime coverage by the periodicals of the day.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1530-9169
Print ISSN
0022-1953
Pages
pp. 367-391
Launched on MUSE
2010-12-10
Open Access
No
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