The role of mass media in the social construction of crime

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1. What is the media definition of crime?

  • 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
  • A cat with six legs steals puppy to mother as own!
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2. Who talked about the effect of reality crime shows on public perception of crime?

  • Chibnall - Highlight crime as a regular and routine aspect of everyday life and address the viewer as a threatened consumer who must take responsibility for crime prevention
  • Carrabine - Highlight crime as a regular and routine aspect of everyday life and address the viewer as a threatened consumer who must take responsibility for crime prevention
  • Reiner - Underplays crime as a regular and routine aspect of everyday life and address the viewer as a unthreatened consumer who must not take responsibility for crime prevention
  • The Narrator of Akatsuki Anarchy - It helps. Watch our show.

3. According to the CSEW do people think crime is increasing or decreasing?

  • Increasing which it really is
  • Increasing though it is really decreasing
  • Decreasing though its really increasing
  • The survey corps say increasing but the MPB tried to shut em up!

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

  • Criminals
  • Reiner
  • Carrabine
  • Chibnall

5. What is the public definition of crime?

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

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