The media plays a role in many major criminal cases. From Jodi Arias and Amanda Knox to Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant, media coverage extends not just to salacious tales of child abuse, rape, and murder but to white collar crimes, proven and merely alleged, particularly in light of the Great Recession that began in 2008. But lawyers need not represent the rich and powerful to find themselves with a microphone in their faces. This comprehensive book addresses the major media issues facing criminal lawyers.
This practical guide, written by experts, will be an invaluable resource to practicing lawyers, judges, legislators, ethics regulators, academics, students, and the general public on the impact of media coverage on citizens' attitudes toward criminal defendants, victims, and prosecutors.