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 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. What informs or creates most peoples perceptions of crime?

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

4. Who says the media coverage of crime tends to reflect the concerns of the powerful?

  • The weak
  • Hall et al
  • Chibnall
  • Young

5. 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!

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