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Criminal Justice, 4 th Edition by Jay S. Albanese Chapter 1 Perspectives On Criminal Justice
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Perspectives on Crime There are three different perspectives on crime, which, taken together, shape our, overall societal response to crime: Media Portrayals Public Perception Political Perspective
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Media Portrayals A variety of media influences affect us daily News reporting Internet News Movies Crime based television shows
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Media Portrayals Competition for consumer audiences, pushes media to highlight extreme and dramatic cases In fact, our chances of becoming victimized in a very serious violent way are very minimal
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Public Perception Saturation of exposure to extreme and dramatic crime cases influences our belief that we are likely to become victims of serious violent crime. Concern about crime contributes to public apprehension and fear and leads to undesirable behavior.
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Political Perspective Politicians are elected officials who must appear responsive to public concerns
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 101 taught by Professor Kean during the Spring '06 term at Rutgers.

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