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?

  • Grand Theft Auto!!!!!
  • The media
  • Sociologists
  • The official agencies responsible for crime control
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2. How do the media portray the criminal justice system?

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

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

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

4. What is the media definition of crime?

  • Reflects the selective attention of the news media to crime
  • A cat with six legs steals puppy to mother as own!
  • Constructed by agencies responsible for crime control e.g police and courts
  • Constructed by the public with little direct experience or expert knowledge of crime

5. Who says the media focus on certain types of crime and what are they?

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


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