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Unformatted text preview: in the local community. The media needs to acknowledge their role in how the public views crime and take responsibility for the problems they can cause by what they print. An environment of fear breeds trouble for everyone. If a person has read about large about of muggings taking place they may arm themselves for protection, this could lead to someone being shot for asking for directions. SOURCES Dowler Kenneth, MEDIA CONSUMPTION AND PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD CRIME AND JUSTICE: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FEAR OF CRIME, PUNITIVE ATTITUDES, AND PERCEIVED POLICE EFFECTIVENESS, JCJPC spring/summer 2003 Viewed on June 13, 2010 at http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/vol10is2/dowler.pdf...
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