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Title: FACING THE MUSIC: MANAGING LAW ENFORCEMENT'S RESPONSE TO VIOLENT URBAN MUSIC IN THE NEXT DECADE
Author(s): W R Gresham
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 182
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The author discusses how mid-sized California law enforcement agencies will mitigate the negative influence of violent urban music in the next decade.
Abstract: Violent urban music, particularly "gangsta rap," is glorifying criminality, violence against police, sexual degradation of women, and drug and alcohol abuse. Rappers have become the street preachers of urban reality, and impressionable young people are heavily influenced by them. Music companies use the First Amendment to evade responsibility for the phenomenon. A futures research panel studied violent urban music's impact on the community, its portrayal of police officers, and how police officers will respond to public perceptions of its magnitude and severity. The panel projected the likely effects of various strategic measures and social phenomena deemed likely to happen, and analyzed selected rap lyrics. Excerpts of lyrics, glossary, 14 tables, 25 figures, 26 references, 43 endnotes
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): California; Criminology; Cultural influences; Future of policing; Media violence
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