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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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The Media, Crime, and Violence

1. Should the documents you found on the Smoking Gun Web site be made available to the public? Nope the 2 reports I found out on the Smoking Gun Web site must not be distributed around the general public. The causes are that in the interrogation comments of Lee Harvey Oswald there are a lot claims made by Lee which are factually wrong and are openly considered to be so. These types of responses of Lee really provide instances of the way an offender can systematically refuse criminal allegations and thwart the examination of the police force. Additional in the event of Osama bin Laden Army

The risks in censorship are that there might be general public sympathy for Lee and a need for openness. 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). There might be a general public outcry and claim that the police aren't carrying out sufficiently. and Violence 1. 2. The Media. For that reason there's a risk that if Lee's interrogation guide is published there might be much more assassinations and in case Army Research were published there would be a greater effort at indoctrinating youth into violence and many more events of terrorist assaults. Causal Relationship of Media & Violence . Crime. by dissemination we may abet the plans of a terrorist organization and assist them hire. 3. deceptive and may instigate violence. procrastinate and confuse the examining officials. Quite often those offences are the ones which extensively publicized in the mass media.Research in Jihad against the Tyrants. In the event of Army Research. What possible dangers accompany the dissemination of this information? What possible dangers accompany censorship? The probable risks accompany the distribution of the Lee Harvey report are that the details will be utilized by crooks in the future to dissemble. . Copycat offences are those offences which are copied since they are encouraged by similar offences. In case the Army Research is censored in that case the moderate public might not know the method by which terrorists work. the report is incendiary.

spinning the problem to work in their benefit (i. just like the tobacco industry operates at making little of the risks of smoking.) even as much as arguing that . TV violence is targeted at educating. experts have come to a decision that the deviant behavior demonstrated itself because of specific situations related to that person that the danger is negligible. likewise.The research suggests that present day society's exposure to violent mass media is a tendency which has carried on forming our era. It also claims additionally that this is also the situation in countries wherein the TV medium is a novel idea. Although there are instances that was TV-violence influenced. When a person watches a violent TV show. research indicates. 2. Some years of smoking however will reach that serious phase of cancer of the lung. similar to smoking turns into an all too acquainted habit. years of familiarization with violence permits violence to be a tradition in people whose behavior is influenced by TV violence. the consequence of this as the story is told goes away. For that reason then. it’s not all who see violent media gets to become influenced to murder. similar to how smoking is following the end is reached. whereas violent media isn't the only element to shift a person to acts of offense. the truth that there is still that danger must be a point of worry. Lastly. is Reel Violence a representation of Actual Violence? Or is it probable that real violence encourages real life violence? Possibly it's the reverse or a little bit of both? Psychiatrists have researched for many years whether hostile behavior resulting to crime could very well be a result of TV-inspired violence. Mathematical research during the 1960's demonstrate that crime rate went upward the moment the 1st generation of TVreared kids reached the time by which offense turns into a selection. Mass media TV & the films make little of the connection of media violence to real life violence. Recurring exposure to violence needs mass media to up the ante as it all turns into extremely common. Smoking & Media Violence: Comparison The research analyzes smoking to media violence by setting up five factors of similarity. It’s not all who smoke receives cancer of the lung.e. The research claims however that even if said danger is 'negligible'. Smoking also is not the sole element in cancer of the lung.

the problem can't be solved even when there are different steps which may be taken to reduce the adverse causal connection. inspire of the graphic violence shown works at combating criminal offense.the storylines. NY Times for example attacked the work of scientists Hussmann & Eron that are pioneering connection studies between violence in the Mass media & Actual Life. . The researchers involved in the research deduce that the Media isn't practical in confessing the level of their role and therefore. People behind the research also said that they have got in touch with different media groups however were advised not to worry. The research also additionally claims that according to their experience. the Media continuously work at enforcing that there is no connection between violent behaviors shown in Reel Life to Real Life. 3. Media: Proactive in it's possible influence on aggressive behavior? Similar to the Tobacco Industry. the research says that the Mass media isn't practical in reporting its likely effect on aggressive behavior. Actually magazines such as Newsweek. in spite of scientific tests to verify otherwise carry on to maintain that there is no strong proof to support that exposure to media violence enhances aggression even if presented with proven tests & research & prove otherwise.

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