C&D - Media representations of crime.

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  • The media exaggerate the problem of crime.
  • The media exaggerated the problem of crime because crime is defined as 'newsworthy' and consequently is profitable.
  • Fear of crime amongst vulnerable groups.
  • The media may be raising people's expectations too with regard to material success - responsible for feelings of anomie, alienation and relative deprivation.
  • The content of some sections of the media - the violence, sex and drug behaviour - may be the main cause of real life violence, sex crime and drug use.

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