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NCJ Number: 120004 Find in a Library
Title: Did You Read About ...? -- The Public and Robbery (From Armed Robbery: Proceedings of a Seminar Held 22-24 March 1988, P 71-76, Dennis Challinger, ed. -- See NCJ-119997)
Author(s): G Griffiths
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Armed robbery is an extremely violent crime, and its portrayal by the media must be impartial.
Abstract: Often, the mass media world portrays real world violence as a fantasy violence of its own creation. The mass media may have had the following effects on the nature, extent, and development of armed robberies: reinforcing a predisposition in some sectors of the community to participate in violent crimes; providing the role model for criminal activity thereby promoting potential, or actual, deviance; and creating a set of culturally identifiable symbols which legitimize action. Guidelines for the banking industry's involvement include nominating a spokesperson responsible for national conciliation, establishing good rapport with journalists and the police, and highlighting the role of the media in order to initiate discussion and debate. 5 references.
Main Term(s): Media-crime relationships; Public Opinion of Crime
Index Term(s): Australia; Bank robbery; Crime in foreign countries
Note: For microfiche, see NCJ-119997.
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