‘The Terror and Scourge of the Barrio’: Representations of Youth Crime and Policing on Nicaraguan Television News

@article{Weegels2018TheTA,
  title={‘The Terror and Scourge of the Barrio’: Representations of Youth Crime and Policing on Nicaraguan Television News},
  author={Julienne Weegels},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={50},
  pages={861 - 887}
}
Abstract This paper explores the meanings that youth crime and policing acquire in the context of their mediated representation on the televised news in Nicaragua. In particular, it explores this question by juxtaposing the televised imagery of the apprehended juvenile delinquent with the discursive treatment of his person by both police and reporters on Nicaragua's most watched news shows, Acción 10 and Crónica TN8. The police are presented as heroic protagonists who serve and protect the… Expand
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