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ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 1 CheckPoint: The Media, Crime, and Violence

ADJ255 / ADJ 255 / Week 1 CheckPoint: The Media, Crime, and Violence

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CheckPoint: The Media, Crime, and Violence
· Resources: The Smoking Gun Web site, and Electronic Reserve Readings journal article
“Media Violence and the American Public: Scientific Fact Versus Media Misinformation”
· Due Date: Day 3 [post to the Individual forum]
· Visit The Smoking Gun Web site at http://www.thesmokinggun.com/
· Locate the interrogation notes of Lee Harvey Oswald and the manual found in the
possession of a supporter of Osama bin Laden Military Studies in the Jihad Against the
Tyrants.
· Provide a 50-word response to each of these questions:
1. Should the documents you found on The Smoking Gun Web site be made available
to the public?
2. What possible dangers accompany the dissemination of this information? What
possible dangers accompany censorship?
3. What concerns about copycat crime are raised by the publication of this type of
information? (Conduct research on copycat crime if you need more information to
answer this question.)
ADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Course Syllabus Page 12
· Consider the research you read about in “Media Violence and the American Public:
Scientific Fact Versus Media Misinformation.”
· Provide a 50-word response to each of these questions:
o What are some of the findings presented about the media’s causal relationship to
violence?
o What comparison do authors draw between smoking and media violence?
o How proactive is the media in reporting its own influence on aggressive behavior?
· Submit all of your responses in a single post.
CheckPoint: The Media, Crime, and Violence
· Resources: The Smoking Gun Web site, and Electronic Reserve Readings journal article
“Media Violence and the American Public: Scientific Fact Versus Media Misinformation”
· Due Date: Day 3 [post to the Individual forum]
· Visit The Smoking Gun Web site at http://www.thesmokinggun.com/
· Locate the interrogation notes of Lee Harvey Oswald and the manual found in the
possession of a supporter of Osama bin Laden Military Studies in the Jihad Against the
Tyrants.
· Provide a 50-word response to each of these questions:
1. Should the documents you found on The Smoking Gun Web site be made available
to the public?
2. What possible dangers accompany the dissemination of this information? What
possible dangers accompany censorship?
3. What concerns about copycat crime are raised by the publication of this type of
information? (Conduct research on copycat crime if you need more information to
answer this question.)
ADJ 255 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice
Course Syllabus Page 12
· Consider the research you read about in “Media Violence and the American Public:
Scientific Fact Versus Media Misinformation.”
· Provide a 50-word response to each of these questions:
o What are some of the findings presented about the media’s causal relationship to
violence?
o What comparison do authors draw between smoking and media violence?
o How proactive is the media in reporting its own influence on aggressive behavior?
· Submit all of your responses in a single post.

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