The media and crime


A level


8m 20s
In this podcast we explore the relationship between media portrayal and crime. Case studies and examples will be used to illustrate the power of the media is shaping representations of criminal activities and criminals.

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. Explain the term deviancy amplification

3. Outline Cohen’s meaning of the terms ‘folk devils’ and moral panics’

4. How does the work of Hall et al show how the media constructed the image of ‘muggers’ as black?

5. Show how social media can be associated with different forms of crime?

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