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Criminal Justice and the Literature Review

Two comprehensive literature reviews of criminal justice and the media. Can you help me find peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and books that focus on the intersection between social psychology? In addition I need to critique the article.

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NOTE: I don't quite follow your statement" focus on the intersection between social psychology". I assumed you are referencing the area in social psychology that is concerned with the development of attitudes from societal influences such as media viewing. Thus, I am responding from that perspective, and hope I understood it right,
(1) Two comprehensive literature review of criminal justice and the media. Can you help me find peer-reviewed, scholarly journal articles, and books that focus on the intersection between social psychology?

Research suggests that the knowledge by the public regarding crime and justice is largely due to media influence. For instance, the media revolves around the coverage of sensationalism and fear of that influence criminal justice and attitudes toward policies (Dowler, 2003). As an example, research is shows crime is portrayed as violent, random and dangerous than real-world crime. Moreover, according to Dowler, this view is characterize by "mistrust, cynicism, alienation and high levels of threatening behavior. Along with the research presented, Dowler (2003) explains that the fear of victimization is determined by the perception of the viewer. For instance, Persons who live in high crime areas, and watch a lot of television, will more likely be afraid of crime.

In addition, the research suggest that media influence was strongest for females and the elderly, persons who are more likely to be victimized. In terms of audience effects, fear of victimization will depend on who is viewing the crime stories (Dowler, 2003). Research indicates that residents in high crime urban areas will likely experience the most fear. Another important factor to media viewing and fear suggested by Dowler is whether members who watch criminal activity on television have direct victim experience or share characteristics that make them more vulnerable to crime...

(2) In addition I need to critique the article.

(a1) Journal Critique

In this study, Dowler (2003) investigates the public's knowledge of crime and justice and the attitudinal relationship to media viewing. The participants comprised a cross-sectional, stratified sample (consisting of all U.S. counties in proportion to each county's share of telephone households). The method used to select the large sample was drawn from a 1995 National Opinion Survey on crime and justice (NOCSJ). The NOCSJ) was based on a random telephone survey of adults (N=1005) residing in the U.S. The media variables ...

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This solution discusses the Literature Review from the perspective of the media's view of criminal justice.

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