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SAEZ, Virginia. Media criminalization in the discourses about Argentine school. Psicoperspectivas [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.1, pp.144-156.  Epub Mar 15, 2019. ISSN 0718-6924.

This article presents an exploratory study that analyzes the criminalisation in discourses on the episodes of violence in schools in Argentina, in the period 1993-2011. Given the characteristics of the object of inquiry, the methodological approach was qualitative and the information is analyzed in the framework of socio-educational discourse analysis. Among the results, we observed that in the presentation of the episodes, the students are marked as responsible for situations of violence, punitive solutions are proposed and described the school as incapable of resolving the conflicts there are mentioned. The communication strategies used by the press agree to naturalize the actions of the security forces. We conclude that the media criminalization is part of a dynamic of social stigmatization. For its originality, this study constitutes a precedent for future inquiries on media representations of the school space.

Keywords : press; school; social stigmatization; student criminalization.

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