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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 32, January-June 2021


María Gorosarri González Universidad del País Vasco, España
Title Frames of gender-based violence: a comparative study of news reports about crimes with victims (1996-2016) Summary This article analyses the treatment of news about crime in the two reference newspapers in Spain, El País y El Mundo. Assessing the theory of framing, following content analysis research, four usual frames will be measured, due to the high impact on the social consideration of violence against women they have: more detailed identification of the accuser than the perpetrator, the construction of racial otherness about the perpetrator, explicit attribution of responsibility in the undergone crime, and the reduction of accuser’s credibility, determined by the repetition of the expression ‘alleged crime’ (Berganza, 2003; Carbadillo, 2010; Easteal, Holland & Judd, 2015, Escribano, 2014). The significance of those four frames in the news about violence against women will be compared for the first time with other felonies that cause victims and need the accusation of those (terrorism, hate crimes, work accidents, road security, crimes against property, and non-gendered violence against people). It will be proved that the more detailed identification of the accuser, the construction of racial otherness about the perpetrator and the reduction of accuser’s credibility are specific frames for violence against women. Finally, the temporal analysis (1996-2006) will evidence that they got emphasized after the passing of Equal Rights Acts. Keywords Violence against women; gender-based violence; alleged; framing; crime.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n32a4

Edita: Universidad CEU San Pablo

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