Applied Science BTEC Nationals/Forensic Media and Crime

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Resources[edit]

Edexcel recommend the following resources.

Textbooks[edit]

Anderson P J and Weymouth A — Insulting the Public?: British Press and the European Union (Longman, 1999) ISBN 0582317401

Best J — Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians and Activists (University of California Press, 2001) ISBN 0520219783

Chambliss W J — Power, Politic and Crime (Crime and Society Series) (Westview Press Inc. US, 2000) ISBN 081333487X

Flanagan C and Russell J — Research Methods for Edexcel Psychology (Nelson Thornes Ltd, 2005) ISBN 0748794336

Hachen D — Sociology in Action: Cases for Critical and Sociological Thinking (Sage Publications Inc, 2001) ISBN 0761986634

Holtzman L — Media Messages: What Film, Television and Popular Music Teach Us About Race, Class, Gender and Social Orientation (M E Sharpe, 2000) ISBN 0765603373

Jacobs R N — Race, Media and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King (Cambridge University Press, 2000) ISBN 0521625785

Reeves B and Nass C — The Media Equation: How People Treat Computing, Television and New Media Like Real People and Places (University of Chicago Press, 1998) ISBN 1575860538

Swann P — TV Dot Com: The Future of Interactive Television (TV Books, 2000) ISBN 1575001772

Other publications[edit]

All England Report on Crime — HMSO publication

Websites[edit]

Examines the statistical relationship between ethnicity and the likelihood of committing a crime.

The Commission for Racial Equality. The Equal Opportunities Commission.

The Home Office ‘British Crime Survey’.

Explanation of laws relating to libel and slander.

The Department for Constitutional Affairs: justice rights and democracy.


The Media-wise Trust: towards better journalism.

OFCOM: the official regulator of the media.

Press Complaints Commission (PCC).

Rethink Organisation.

official national statistics.

example of crime statistics.