The role of mass media in the social construction of crime

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

  • The media
  • The official agencies responsible for crime control
  • Sociologists
  • Grand Theft Auto!!!!!
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2. 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

3. Who talked about the effect of reality crime shows on public perception of crime?

  • The Narrator of Akatsuki Anarchy - It helps. Watch our show.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • 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 (Right 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

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

  • Criminals
  • Reiner
  • Carrabine
  • Chibnall

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