The role of mass media in the social construction of crime

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

  • In a generally UV light 0-o
  • In a generally negative light
  • In a generally positive light
  • In a generally neutral light
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2. Who argues media coverage of crime reflects public concerns?

  • Lea and Young (Left 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
  • Lea and Young (Right Realists) - Tabloids often read by working class people in inncer city areas where violent crime is persistant
  • The Media

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

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

4. 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

5. What is the official definition of 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
  • Reflects the selective attention of the news media to crime
  • A masked man wearing black and white stripes with a suspicious bag of swag running from police!

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