Media Influence on the Criminal Justice System
Media Influence on the Criminal Justice System CJ 100
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This 1 page One Day of Notes was uploaded by Alyssa Hendrixson on Tuesday January 13, 2015. The One Day of Notes belongs to CJ 100 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Douglas Klutz in Winter2013. Since its upload, it has received 138 views. For similar materials see Intro to Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Media In uence on the Criminal Justice System Illusion of Choice 0 All media comes from the same 6 sources 0 They control 90 of what we read watch and listen to o If you control the news you control perceived reality Edward Bernays 0 Control perceived reality and manipulate public opinion 0 quotEngineering of consentquot 0 Central ides behind the engineering of consent is that the public or people should not be aware of the manipulation 0 Promote fear and play with public39s emotions Media Sensationalism o Tendency to present information about crime in a way that provokes public interest and excitement usually at the expense of accuracy 0 Infotainment 0 Public opinion frequently contradicts ndings from crime data 0 Why Viewership Uniform Crime Reports UCR made by FBI 0 There has been about a 50 reduction in violent crime and murder rates over the past 20 years Age demographics play a huge role in crime rate 0 Baby boom Trail by Media 0 Media reaching a verdict in a case before the jury does Casey Anthony OJ Simpson etc Internet Censorship 0 Stop Online Piracy Act SOPA o PIPA Annual Cost of Crime 0 172 trillion NannalDebt 0 17 trillion Bank Robberies o 710 thousand LIBOR Rate 0 London Interbank Offered Rate 0 Average interest calculated or estimates by major banks 0 Financial institutions mortgage lenders and credit card agencies set their own rates relative to LIBOR LIBOR Scandal 0 Estimated the affect 300900 trillion in global derivatives 0 Banks were falsely in ating and de ating their rates Civil Suits 0 Class action law suits by individuals cities and municipalities