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Depicting Crime in the Media

The motto of the broadcast journalist field is "If it bleeds, it reads". As crimes become more violent in nature, the media has thrived on this. Media influence has done this for decades, however, with increased technology, such as the internet, their able to reach a wider variety of readers throughout the world.

Discuss how the media directly affects crime and provide some positive and negative examples.

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The motto of the broadcast journalist field is "If it bleeds, it reads". As crimes become more violent in nature, the media has thrived on this. Media influence has done this for decades, however, with increased technology, such as the internet, their able to reach a wider variety of readers throughout the world. Below we'll discuss how the media directly affects crime and provide some positive and negative examples.

The power and impact that media has on society is unsurpassed. Technology has afforded media with other outlets other than traditional print. Nevertheless, the media can sway public opinion on elections and other political platforms. There are numerous ways in which the media can impact crime such as persuasion of public opinion on the policy process, influencing trials, and even causing crime to name a few. Furthermore, the media can have positive and negative impacts on crime. A ...

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Mass media also has a major impact regarding public safety and security issues. We often see this in today's media in regards to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Often, the media's reporting system (whether printed or video) can have a major impact on our National Defense and the public safety at large.....

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