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

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

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

  • Chibnall
  • Hall et al
  • Young
  • The weak

4. Who identified four factors that make a good story?

  • Carrabine - Surprise, Drama, Titillation, Focus on personalities
  • The Storyteller - Surprise buttsex, Drama Llama, Tittylation, Focus on the cult of personality (The song)
  • Chibnall - Surprise, Drama, Titillation, Focus on personalities
  • Reiner - Surprise, Drama, Titillation, Focus on personalities

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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