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Unformatted text preview: Provide our social framework May not allow us from exploring new solutions On the other hand we feel very comfortable What the problems are, where to find solutions, what solutions are acceptable-Myth makers o Media Disproportionate amount of attention on a few isolated events Media liaison Promote fascinating stories to sell more stories if it bleeds it leads-the ideology of crime o crime spree against the elderly new stories new york state legislature passed new laws about crime against the elderly o Sociologist went back and found that news was slow o A series about crime against the elder was made o New york police liaison began to pick only stories about crime against the elderly o During this period in actuality crime declined-The power of myths makes us believe and do things-...
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- Fall '07