What makes crime newsworthy? - Carolina Academic Press

What makes crime newsworthy? - Carolina Academic Press

What makes crime newsworthy? 1) the nature of the offense (violent) 2) demographic factors of the victim and offender (white and vulnerable victims) 3) the uniqueness of the event (strange, bizarre) 4) event salience (local relevance v national relevance) Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved.

Crime in the news creates misconceptions 1) Criminals are different than noncriminals 2) Most crime is violent in nature Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights

reserved. Crime in the news creates misconceptions 3) Greatest threat to us comes from the poor Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights

reserved.

Murder Robbery Rape Aggravated assault Theft Car theft

Burglary Arson (also drug offenses, terrorism in the news) Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved. Serious street crime generates more coverage

Consider homicide Makes up less than 1% of all crimes in a year Makes up between 5% and 25% of the news, depending on whether national or local. Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved.

Consider homicide Homicide news focuses on least common types of victims (e.g., female or young victims, multiple victim incidents) Law of opposites (see pp. 90-91) Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved.

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/tables/vracetab.cfm http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2011/tables/11s0307.pdf Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved. Random crime Random crimes are generally more popular in news than crimes committed by people you

know e.g., serial killers (see pp. 92-93) Copyright 2017 Matthew B. Robinson. All rights reserved.

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • Section A Briefing Presentation Final - Amazon S3

    Section A Briefing Presentation Final - Amazon S3

    Raine. et al. (1997) showed murderer brains functioned differently so this might be the case with drug addicts so it is not a choice . Lynskey. et al., (2002) indicate drug (e.g. cannabis) dependence could be (somewhat) accounted for by...
  • About Us Alpha Techno Precision Tooling is specialized

    About Us Alpha Techno Precision Tooling is specialized

    Alpha Techno Precision Tooling is specialized in manufacturing of high quality machined components and assemblies in a wide range of materials. The company was established 2009 and is located in Cavite Economic Zone, Rosario, Cavite - South of Manila the...
  • Slaves who Stole themselves: The AR as a

    Slaves who Stole themselves: The AR as a

    And I do hereby further declare all indented Servants, Negroes, or others, (appertaining to Rebels,) free that are able and willing to bear Arms, they joining His MAJESTY'S Troops as soon as may be, foe the more speedily reducing this...
  • What do these statements have in common?

    What do these statements have in common?

    Key Ideas - Folk Psychology. Folk psychology for Churchland is the human capacity to explain and predict the behaviour of other people using non-scientific or technical terms.. Pain, pleasure, excitement and anxiety are all considered . folk psychology, they don't...
  • Albert Fish - Seneca Valley School District

    Albert Fish - Seneca Valley School District

    Albert Fish follows the Differential-Association Theory of Deviance. This Theory states that people's behavior is largely determined by the company they keep. This means that the illegal behavior they are practicing was learned from interaction with others. Although Albert Fish...
  • Maths Parent Workshop Progression of mathematics in the

    Maths Parent Workshop Progression of mathematics in the

    A lot of the teaching in the EYFS in maths is based on practical application and exploration. Children use . Numicon . along with other practical equipment such as counters, beads, sticks, cubes etc.. to explore mathematical concepts such as...
  • <School> <Mascot>Program Plan - Bullfrog football

    <School> <Mascot>Program Plan - Bullfrog football

    Napoleon once said that an army travels on it's belly - The same can pretty much be said of a football program, it operates on the monies that flows through the program Like any high school sports program the football...
  • US Fiscal Policy- Then, Now &amp; Future

    US Fiscal Policy- Then, Now & Future

    When deficit spending levels outpace the increases in the productive capacity of the economy, then economies can have trouble paying back the IOU's (US Treasury bills) that were issued in order to deficit spend in the first place. Persistent deficits,...