Medializace vybraných případů týraných dětí a její negativní důsledky
Media coverage of selected cases of child abuse and their negative consequences
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This paper focuses on the potentially negative effects of the media and journalists in selected cases of child abuse. The authors work with the concept of secondary victimization, defined as the reaction of the social environment of a crime victim to that particular crime, and the circumstances which lead to the secondary victimization of the victim - not only the victim's contact with the police and courts, but also contacts with journalists and other people in their vicinity. This reaction occurs after the crime, and is no longer connected with the perpetrator's immediate actions. Journalists and the media represent a major factor that can cause secondary victimization through insensitive coverage of crimes, including tabloid excesses. The text mentions three specific cases in which negative effects of media coverage can be observed.
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