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Victims or Aggresors? Framing Romanian Migrants and Crime in Two British Newspapers

  • Valentina Marinescu
  • Ramona Marinache
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Abstract

The research question at which the present article attempts to answer is: What are the British journalistic procedures used in representing migration and crime in the specific case of Romanian migrants? The article uses quantitative content analysis as the main method of research. The sample of texts was made up of 117 articles published in two (tabloid) British newspapers (the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror) in the time-period January 1–December 21, 2015. The violent acts of Romanian migrants that were covered by the UK press were extremely diverse. They ranged from robbery, murder and begging to prostitution and medical malpractice. At the same time, Romanian migrants were portrayed not only as “offenders” but also as “victims” of the violent acts covered by the two newspapers.

Keywords

Migration Violence Media coverage Framing United Kingdom 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valentina Marinescu
    • 1
  • Ramona Marinache
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Sociology and Social WorkUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.“Lucian Blaga” University of SibiuSibiuRomania

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