Crime, Punishment, and Testimony in Visual Media
by Mary Angela Bock
“Seeing Justice” by Mary Angela Bock, associate professor with School of Journalism and Media at The University of Texas at Austin, is the product of more than a hundred interviews and courthouse visits. The book studies the forces that shape the visual presentation of criminal justice and testimony in the digital age. From the country’s last public hanging, to the Bill Cosby trial to the Brock Turner mug shot, from police lip sync videos to #existingwhileblack hashtag activism, “Seeing Justice” traces the grounded practices of visual culture and argues that citizen-sourced camera testimony is fast-becoming a human right in the 21st Century.