Crime and the Media: Headlines Versus Reality

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The public's knowledge of crime is primarily derived from the depiction in the media. If the media is responsible for the headlines, the conclusion to be reached is that they influence the public's attention regarding crime. This book examines, through the study of cases that have made headlines, what is noted as the fear of crime among the populace. In addition to cases such as Scott Peterson, Marilyn Sheppard, and Jon Benet Ramsey, the authors focus on the changes in the sentencing laws, policies, increased incarceration ...

Crime and the Media: Headlines Versus Reality 2006, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780131921337

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