CJ 495 Week 1 Notes

CJ 495 Week 1 Notes - Constructing Crime Week 1 Click to...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/6/11 Constructing Crime Week 1
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4/6/11 The Social Construction of Crime What is the Term Social Construction? Something society has had a “hand” in shaping How is this done? Examples: What forms our ideas about crime and justice in contemporary society?
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4/6/11 The Role of the Media Media Defined: How does the media impact societal perceptions of crime? Selective Nature “if it bleeds, it leads” Crime Waves
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4/6/11 Media Distortions Lombrosian Overtones…. Other issues/concerns: Racial images Minority crime victims receive less attention Racial Status of victim Gender Issues Violence against women devalued
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4/6/11 The Impact of the Media on Policy Crime Waves Ignite Fears Harsher Laws Questionable Policy Knowledge Gaps Bias Others….
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4/6/11 The Relationship Between What is media’s relationship to the CJ industry?
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course CJ 495 taught by Professor Johnson during the Winter '11 term at Grand Valley State.

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