Intro to CJ and Media's Influence on the CJ System
Intro to CJ and Media's Influence on the CJ System CJ 100
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Erica Kugler on Wednesday January 14, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CJ 100 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Douglas Klutz in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 388 views. For similar materials see Intro to Criminal Justice in Criminal Justice at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Intro to Criminal Justice Criminal justice society s response to crime 0 Three components of Cl system police courts and corrections Three divisional levels local state federal Crime an intentional act or omission in violation of criminal law that is committed wo defense or justi cation and is penalized by the govt Criminology study of why ppl commit crimes Media39s In uence on the C System Illusion of choice main news sources but all show same news 6 main news sources control 90 of you readhearlisten to 0 Trend monopolization of media and news by big companies 0 if you control the news you control perceived reality The more something is presented the more true it seems Media distortion of crime rate trends 0 Truth crime rate has decreased by 50 in last 20 years Media sensationalism tendency to present info about crime in a way that provokes public interest and excitement at the expense of the truth 0 Sensationalize to gain viewership for money Trial by media media reaches a verdict before the jury does 0 Media predicts an outcome In uences how people react to actual verdict Ex 0 Simpson and Casey Anthony Public opinion in uences pol leaders and in uenced by media 0 Edward Bernard Propaganda use something to achieve an agenda at expenses of truth Ppl will believe any info you give them due to not double checking info 0 Internet censorship SOPA Stop Online Piracy Act Age Demographics 0 a key factor in studying crime ratetrends 0 19705 Baby Boomers were in 1624 age cohort 0 19905 1624 cohort smaller cuz postboom meant less babies 0 1624 age cohort most common criminal age range Annual cost of crime 172 trillion
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