“Scholars and students interested in moral panics, cultural narratives, and news will find a fascinating read in Snatched . Spring-Serenity Duvall and Leigh Moscowitz effectively weave together theory and textual analysis, taking us into the mediated world of abducted children, their families, and kidnappers. The book highlights the racial, gendered, and classed disparities in news coverage as it questions the ethics of journalism that sensationalizes and capitalizes upon missing children.”

Carol M. Liebler, Professor, Department of Communications, S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University