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Accidents in the News

Paul Fyfe

in By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Victorian newspaper press capitalized on and contributed to what seemed to be an increase of accidents of all kinds. This chapter surveys the range of accidents preoccupying the Victorian press ... More


Memory and the Archival Event: A Case Study of the Coroner’s Inquest into the 2005 London Bombings

Andrew Hoskins and John Tulloch

in Risk and Hyperconnectivity: Media and Memories of Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199375493
eISBN:
9780199375530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375493.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter opens Part 2 of the book and addresses the terrorism event of the 2005 London bombings and the Coroner’s Inquests into 7/7 to show how twenty-first century risk is manifested in new ... More


Held for Trial

Kali Nicole Gross

in Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso: A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190241216
eISBN:
9780190494407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241216.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 5 follows the case through the coroner’s inquest and subsequent finding by a grand jury that George Wilson and Hannah Mary Tabbs face murder charges. Building on the arguments in chapter 4, ... More


Judging

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the coroners' inquests held from late December 1867 to early January 1868 to determine the cause of the New York Express derailment. Coroner J. I. Richards appointed an ... More


HEROES OR VILLAINS?: Public Inquiries

CHERYL REGEHR and TED BOBER

in In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165029
eISBN:
9780199864089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165029.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

While the initial public response to tragic events may be an outpouring of support and admiration for emergency workers, this support inevitably wanes and society begins to consider what might have ... More


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