The role of mass media in the social construction of crime

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1. Who identified four factors that make a good story?

  • The Storyteller - Surprise buttsex, Drama Llama, Tittylation, Focus on the cult of personality (The song)
  • Chibnall - Surprise, Drama, Titillation, Focus on personalities
  • Carrabine - Surprise, Drama, Titillation, Focus on personalities
  • Reiner - Surprise, Drama, Titillation, Focus on personalities
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2. 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

3. What informs or creates most peoples perceptions of crime?

  • The media
  • The official agencies responsible for crime control
  • Sociologists
  • Grand Theft Auto!!!!!

4. What is the public definition of crime?

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

5. How do the media portray the criminal justice system?

  • In a generally UV light 0-o
  • In a generally negative light
  • In a generally positive light
  • In a generally neutral light

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