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Mediaberichtgeving over calamiteiten: de magie meester?

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid, Aflevering 1 2009
Trefwoorden mediaberichtgeving, calamiteiten, voorspelbaarheid, magiefactor
Auteurs Prof. dr. ir. Bastiaan Zoeteman en Drs. ir. Wouter Kersten
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    Authorities are increasingly challenged by the globalised media to improve their way of communication to the public. This applies particularly for the management of calamities. In the past government was acting at the top of the information pyramid, but this is no longer the case. Professionals and citizens have become more self reliant and active in collecting information. The hierarchical communication structure has been replaced by a network structure. In case the government is not handling this changed situation adequately it is likely to result in loss of authority and of communication efficiency.In this paper results are presented of two studies carried out in the period 2005-2007 involving in total 110 calamities. The general purpose of the study was to analyze the changing communication landscape of risks and calamities in order to provide government authorities with recommendations to improve communication effectiveness e.g. by applying communication instruments adapted to the new situation. In this context the predictability of the size of the media attention for a calamity has been assessed. If media attention can be predicted in an early phase of the calamity this will provide extra reaction time to authorities and may help to e.g. nominate a spokesperson at the right level from the beginning.The results show that media attention can be reasonably well predicted on the basis of a limited number of criteria. Powerful predictive criteria are e.g. economic damage, number of evacuated people, and a general criterion called the magic factor. This is a container criterion including aspects such as newness, hugeness and related aspects which have as common denominator that they stimulate imagination and have a highly emotional content.Although the study focused on external safety calamities the predictive methodology is also applicable for other types of calamities which have similar time-space characteristics, such as terrorist attacks. Media will however never be completely predictable. Therefore intuition, local expertise, and repeated assessment of the likely media attention are needed to come to a reliable overall judgement.


Prof. dr. ir. Bastiaan Zoeteman
Bastiaan C.J. Zoeteman is bijzonder hoogleraar Duurzaamheidsbeleid in Internationaal Perspectief bij Telos, Universiteit van Tilburg. E-mail: zoeteman@uvt.nl.

Drs. ir. Wouter Kersten
Wouter C. Kersten is onderzoeker bij Telos, Universiteit van Tilburg.
Artikel

Onbedoelde gevolgen van vrijheidsstraffen

Een literatuurstudie

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, Aflevering 1 2009
Trefwoorden vrijheidsstraf, detentieschade, gezondheid, sociaaleconomische positie, literatuuronderzoek
Auteurs Dr. Anja J.E. Dirkzwager, Prof. dr. Paul Nieuwbeerta en Prof. dr. Jan P.S. Fiselier
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article reviews Dutch literature on collateral effects of incarceration on various life circumstances: psychological and physical health; social-economic status; well-being of partners of (ex-)prisoners; and well-being of children of (ex-)prisoners. Dutch research is predominantly descriptive and examines life circumstances of the prisoners and their family members during or just after imprisonment. Additionally, almost all Dutch studies, aiming to investigate the causal effects of incarceration on life circumstances, are characterised by methodological shortcomings, such as a lack of a longitudinal design or control groups. Therefore, it is still difficult to draw conclusions on the causal effects of imprisonment on life trajectory.


Dr. Anja J.E. Dirkzwager
Dr. A.J.E. Dirkzwager is onderzoeker, Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving (NSCR), Leiden, adirkzwager@nscr.nl.

Prof. dr. Paul Nieuwbeerta
Prof. dr. P. Nieuwbeerta is senior onderzoeker, Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving (NSCR), Leiden en bijzonder hoogleraar, capaciteitsgroep sociologie, Universiteit Utrecht en onderzoeksschool Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), pnieuwbeerta@nscr.nl.

Prof. dr. Jan P.S. Fiselier
Prof. dr. J.P.S. Fiselier is emeritus hoogleraar penologie, vakgroep strafrecht en criminologie, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, was hoofddocent criminologie/penologie, sectie straf- en procesrecht, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen en tijdelijk senior onderzoeker, Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving (NSCR), Leiden, J.Fiselier@jur.ru.nl.
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