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Media representations of crime:
The media over-represent violent and sexual crime - Ditton and Duffy - 46% of media reports were
about violent crime yet these only made up 3% of all recorded crimes
The media portray criminals and victims as older and more m/c - than those typically found…

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According to the media, the violence between the mods and rockers was national problem that
represented the decay of society however Cohen found that:
1. The `violence' that the media reported was minimal
2. The majority of young people at the seaside during the so-called riots were not mods and…


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