Crime and Media

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  • Created on: 15-05-19 18:19
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  • Crime and the media
    • Representations
      • distorted view of crime - over-rep of violent + sexual crimes
      • victims and criminals are old and MC (age fallacy)
      • over-rep police success - higher "clean up rate"
      • Exaggerate victimization (fem say patriarchal control) so scared to go out
      • overplay extraordinary crimes "dramatic fallacy"
      • fiction rep = gangsta rap, glamorise
        • fictional sex crimes are psychopathic strangers - not reality
      • Walby - **** cases with perpetrator ro be unknown but reality is victim knows
      • Tumer - in 60's focus of murder/ petty crimes = rise in crime rates and no death penalty
      • Neo-marx say benefits capitalism
    • News values
      • social construction
      • Young and Cohen - news manufactured on "newsworthy"
        • Dramatization, simplification, immediacy, higher status, risk, violence
    • fear of crime
      • creates unrealistic view so heavy users have higher
        • Tumber - tabloid readers have high fear of violent crimes
      • Fem say female fear is perpetuated
      • function - positive as raises our awareness
        • helps communicate / social network helps with missing persons / campaigns
      • leads to labeling and prejudice (interact)
    • Causes crime
      • labeling - provides role model
      • Imitation - Copy cat violence (bandura) (HSM)
        • arousal - view violence - L.Real say stimulates desires
      • desensitization - no feelings towards
      • transmits knowledge
      • Deviance Amplification / Moral panics
    • Cyber crimes
      • Walls - trespass = viruses / deception = identity theft / **** = minors / violence = stalking or bullying
      • policing is hard as limited resources and jurisdiction
    • Moral Panics
      • weed tax act made illegal but was legal so no creates crime
      • exaggerates reaction by society
      • Stan cohen - dramatized, predicts more, symbolizes group - deviance amp spiral = marginalization and stigma
      • Hall - capitalist agenda "mugging" distracts from errors
      • post mod say little impact now as "routine" (McRobbie)
    • link to models - HSM and use and grat

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