The role of mass media in the social construction of crime

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1. Who says the media coverage of crime tends to reflect the concerns of the powerful?

  • Chibnall
  • Hall et al
  • Young
  • The weak
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2. Who says the media focus on certain types of crime and what are they?

  • The PMC - Political activism and not PMC stuff which rocks!!!!
  • Carrabine - Property and violent crimes
  • Reiner - Violent and sexual crimes
  • Chibnall - Sexual and drug crime

3. Who argues media coverage of crime reflects public concerns?

  • Lea and Young (Right Realists) - Tabloids often read by working class people in inncer city areas where violent crime is persistant
  • The Media
  • Lea and Young (Left Realists) - Tabloids often read by working class people in inncer city areas where violent crime is persistant
  • Lea and Young (Left Realists) - Broadsheets often read by Middle class people in suburban areas where boring crime is persistant

4. Who says the media focus on dramatic events and not the causes of crime?

  • Carrabine
  • Criminals
  • Reiner
  • Chibnall

5. What is the public definition of crime?

  • Reflects the selective attention of the news media to crime
  • Your neighbour Totoro winning the best garden contest! :0
  • Constructed by the public with little direct experience or expert knowledge of crime
  • Constructed by agencies responsible for crime control e.g police and courts

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