The role of mass media in the social construction of crime

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

  • Carrabine
  • Criminals
  • Reiner
  • Chibnall
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2. What is the official definition of crime?

  • Constructed by agencies responsible for crime control e.g police and courts
  • Reflects the selective attention of the news media to crime
  • Constructed by the public with little direct experience or expert knowledge of crime
  • A masked man wearing black and white stripes with a suspicious bag of swag running from police!

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

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

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. What is the media definition of crime?

  • A cat with six legs steals puppy to mother as own!
  • Reflects the selective attention of the news media to crime
  • 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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