Media representations of crime:
Crime and deviances makes up a large proportion of news coverage.
For example: Ericson et al's study of Toronto found that 45-71% of quality press and radio news was about various forms of deviance and its control.
Williams and Dickinson found that British Newspapers devote up to 30% of their news space to crime.
However, they give a distorted image iof crime.
As compared with official statistics:
1. The media over-represent violence and sexual crime
For example: Ditton and Duffy found…