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Cultural Text About Crime And Criminal Justice Policy1CULTURAL TEXT ABOUT CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY:RELATIONSHIP ANALYSISby(Name of the Student)Course InformationProfessorInstitution / University/ CollegeLocation InformationOctober 14, 2021
Cultural Text About Crime And Criminal Justice Policy2There is a definite linkage between the pattern of cultural text (news, documentary, anddrama), consumption of crime, and public perception towards the criminal justice policy. Suchassociation or relationship between cultural texts on crime and criminal justice policy iscomprehended by analyzing cultural criminology. Developed by Ferrell and Sanders (1995),cultural criminology attempts to fully explore how ‘‘cultural products and crimes are connectedin a contemporary life’’ (Ferrell, 1999, p.395). Mass media often plays a crucial role in shapingindividuals’ activities, perception, behavior, etc. And, mass media contents are known for thefamous ‘‘construction of crime and crime control’’ (Ferrell, 1999.p.396). Cultural criminology isthus an in-depth analytical study of the web between culture, crime, and social interaction. Thelevel and intensity of exposure to cultural texts about crime act as stimuli for specific individualsor groups to satiate their ego, thirst, and lust through criminal conduct. Criminal justice policy isconcerned with penalization, sanction, and legal and policy intervention whenever any crime iscommitted in society. The relationship between how people consume cultural text/s about crimeon the one hand and criminal justice policy on the other; can be analyzed through investigationof their media contents, exposure level, and learned actions, along with general perception aboutcriminal justice initiatives.Cultural and crime have inter-linked power dynamics, which can be checked andvalidated by analyzing ‘‘image, meaning, and representation’’ (Ferrell, 1999, p.396). Mediacontents (cultural texts) are highly influential, as there is a tendency for an individual to learnboth good and bad things from them. For instance, a jilted lover in India threw acid at girls forrejecting their love proposals, getting hints from the Indian TV crime show “Saavadhan India!(Translates as Beware India!), numerous times in the past. The portrayal of Hispanic and Latinocommunities as criminal masterminds mold the negative public perception about them. Cultural
Cultural Text About Crime And Criminal Justice Policy3contents about crime, in a way, grow a seed of deviance and illegal orientation among theexcessive watchers or consumers, creating a new reality. In such a scenario, people are moresusceptible to get swayed easily and adopt the ways. As culture is often assumed, learned, andacquired from various actions, reactions, and interactions in a social structure, there is a beliefthat people can learn the ways of crimes via cultural content.

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