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NCJ Number: 41367 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME AND THE MASS MEDIA
Journal: POLICE NATIONALE  Volume:4  Issue:102  Dated:(1976)  Pages:17-20,22
Author(s): M BOUVIER
Corporate Author: Service de L'Information et des Relations
Publiques Du Ministere de L'Interieur
France
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Service de L'Information et des Relations
Paris, France
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: DISCUSSION OF THE IMPACT RADIO, TELEVISION, AND NEWSPAPER REPORTING OF VIOLENT AND/OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR HAS ON THE TYPES OF CRIMES COMMITTED AND THE POLICE INVESTIGATION OF INDIVIDUAL OFFENSES.
Abstract: CONSIDERED IS THE TENDENCY FOR REPORTED CRIMES TO BE IMITATED AND THE FACT THAT POTENTIAL OFFENDERS MAY GET IDEAS ON HOW TO COMMIT CRIMES AND AVOID DETECTION AND APPREHENSION FROM DETECTIVE PROGRAMS AND FILMS. THE THEORIES THAT CONTINUOUS EXPOSURE TO VIOLENT ACTS ENCOURAGES THEIR ACCEPTANCE AS LEGITIMATE MEANS OF EXPRESSION AND THAT 'LIVE, ON-THE-SCENE' COVERAGE OF CRIMINAL ACTS (PARTICULARLY HOSTAGE SITUATIONS) TEND TO GLORIFY CRIMINAL PERPETRATORS AND THEIR MOTIVES ARE ALSO DISCUSSED. IN ADDITION, THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MEDIA COVERAGE OF POLICE INVESTIGATIONS - THE REPORTING OF LEADS, BROADCASTS OF SUSPECT DESCRIPTIONS, APPEALS FOR WITNESSES, ETC. - ARE EXAMINED. --IN FRENCH...ELW
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; France; Media coverage; Media support; Media-crime relationships; Press relations; Television programming; Violence
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