Slain and Slandered

  title={Slain and Slandered},
  author={Rae Taylor},
  journal={Homicide Studies},
  pages={21 - 49}
  • Rae Taylor
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Psychology
  • Homicide Studies
The present study is a content analysis of crime news to determine how femicide victims are portrayed by a Florida metropolitan newspaper. The analysis consisted of 292 domestic homicide-related articles published by one newspaper from 1995 to 2000. The data were analyzed to determine effects on newsworthiness, context revealed, and patterns of victim blame. A dichotomy concerning victim blame emerged from the analysis, suggesting victims are blamed directly and indirectly for their own… 

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