You are required to answer and discuss the question below. You can revise your answer as many times as you feel is necessary but the assignment will close after 1 week. This is an academic exercise so you need to use proper citation when necessary (although you do not need to cite lecture notes as this is now commonly shared information): You do need to cite the text, power points or any other materials and information gathered for and used in your assignment. I think that if you use a ‘real-world’ example from a news source, that you can certainly examine the material and use it in your answer. So, in other words, you can use your opinions but this is not simply a matter of opinion–typically we assess this type of issue with empirical evidence.
Answer the following:
“To what extent do the news media sensationalize crime? To what extent do the news media misrepresent the nature and scope of crime? To what extent do the news media place crime stories in a broader context (e.g., crime and violence have decreased in recent years)?”
TEXT BOOK USED IN CLASS: Criminology A Canadian Perspective Ed: 8
Department: Sociology Texts