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RICCIO, Vicente. Law on the Screen and the Screen of Law: Law and Reality Shows. Dados [online]. 2001, vol.44, n.4, pp. 773-805. ISSN 0011-5258.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0011-52582001000400004.

This article aims to analyze the relationship between the law and the media in a context of judicialization of social relations. After analyzing the implications of this issue, the article affirms that a general theory of the media and law fails to properly explain the problem, since existing analyses are based on a relationship among individuals' attitudes towards official law. A better understanding of the topic requires an analysis of the type of program and the presence of concepts concerning fairness as differentiated from those expounded by operators of the law. The article concludes that this is the most appropriate way to verify popular concepts of justice appearing in a variety show.

Keywords : law; media; common sense; reality shows.

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