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How would each of the theoretical perspectives in Chapter 1 view the production of crime news? How has news values changed over the last 50 years? In this the world we live in, as time progresses the media have been influencing societies observation on crime through technology with intriguing news. Media Effects: “The mass media is the extent to which media can be said to cause anti-social, deviant or criminal behavior.” (Jewkes, 2015, pg.12). The mass effect explains how the media has a huge impact on society. Having the ability to cause individuals to act barbarically, influences on sex, drugs, and violence engagements that are displayed on the media. Mass society theory: “In the late 19 th and early 20 th century mass society theory viewed individuals as uneducated, ignorant, potentially unruly and prone to violence.” (Jewkes, 2015, pg.13) This theory simply states that once the media became accessible to society, individuals began to believe that the media was the most reliable sources to depend on. Along with the invention of media technology disrupting societies way of thinking. Behaviorism and Positivism: “Shifting the research focus the away from the realm of the mind with its emphasis on introspection and individual interpretation, behavioral psychologists argued that an individual’s identity was shaped by their responses to the external environment which formed stable and recognizable patterns of behavior that could be publicly observed.” (Jewkes, 2015, pg.14). This theory believes that individuals are behaviors influenced by what they perceive on the media. If a child were to watch a video that displays being aggressive the child will then show aggressive actions towards the person that comes around them reacting. The child will be reenacting the same way the child was watching on the media. Strain theory and anomie: “But Anomie describes a situation where a society places strong emphasis on a particular goal, but far less emphasis on the appropriate means of achieving it. It is this imbalance that can lead some individuals, who Merton terms `innovators`, to pursue

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