Kostić, Jelena (2016) МИГРАНТИ И КРИМИНАЛИТЕТ-СТИГМАТИЗАЦИЈА ПУТЕМ МЕДИЈА. In: Мигранти на раскршћу или беспућу земље Србије. Институт за упоредно право : Институт за криминолошка и социолошка истраживања : Регионално представништво Руске Хуманитарне Мисије на Балкану, Beograd, pp. 305-315. ISBN 978-86-80186-14-6

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Since the beginning of the migrant crisis in the media appeared various reports on crime of migrants. It seems that the most memorable were those that mention the attacks on migrant women in Germany during the New Year's Eve between 31 December 2015 and 1 January 2016. However, in some situations, it seems that the media have tried to exploit the situation in order to put pressure on public opinion in order to make regulations which intensified policy of acquiring German citizenship by foreign nationals, and what was said long before these matters. That case is not alone. However, as an example of attempts stigmatization of migrants may include the case of Switzerland from 2008, when the Balkans were portrayed as a threat to the Swiss value system. The case of migrants who according to media reports participated in attacks in Germany had the characteristics of "moral panic" and perhaps not entirely coincidentally, both cases occurred at a time when they are brought regulations which sharpens policy towards foreigners. Precisely such cases show that the media do not operate in a vacuum, but rather that their reporting has a strong influence and political structures depending on the objective to be achieved by a certain way of reporting. Bearing in mind that the media reports migrants frequently mentioned as perpetrators of criminal acts, but as a victim, it may be asked whether this is done consciously or not, and to what end. Author of the paper tries to show the necessity of preventing the stigmatization of members of certain people, for the commission of an offense does not affect certain affiliation, race or ethnic group. The stigmatization of members of certain peoples only contributes to strengthening xenophobia in certain areas, which seems to be very much present in certain European countries. However, we should not forget that the initial aversion to foreigners present for fear of terrorism, which could also contribute to the way the media report on the above mentioned phenomena.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID - 517223612
Uncontrolled Keywords: media; crime; migrants; stigmatization
Subjects: Krivično pravo
Ljudska i manjinska prava
Depositing User: Mirjana Markov
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 17:59
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 17:59
URI: http://ricl.iup.rs/id/eprint/647

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