Apostilles around the journalistic discourse on crime and insecurity: figurations of the victims and the perpetrators in Argentine television news broadcasts

Abstract This article is the product of the first approaches to the ways in which the central characters of the television news about crime and insecurity in open television channels in Argentina and its construction in the story as victims or victimizers are figured. It is a set of initial inferences drawn up within the framework of a larger project entitled “From ownership to reception.Comprehensive study of the productive circuit of the news about crime and insecurity in the television news programs with the highest audience in Argentina “. It starts from the idea of figuration proposed by Traversa (1997) and re-read by Fernández and Tobi (2009), in order to identify chains of operations with respect to a specific discursive regime as a construction. From this point of view, it is possible to recognize certain significant recurrences in the wayin which victims and perpetrators are figured in television journalistic discourses that are part of the corpus under study.