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Name: Lim Min Tze (S7) Date: 27 February 2007


Hamm, M. S., Ferrell, J. (2001). Rap, cops, and crime: Clarifying the ‘Cop Killer’

controversy. In R.C. Monk (Ed.), Taking sides: Clashing views on

controversial issues in crime and criminology (pp. 25-30). Guilford,

Connecticut: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.

Hamm and Ferrell are indignant that racism and poverty are facts of life. They wrote that

gangsta rap is proudly localized as ‘ghetto music’. Rap music focuses on aspects

of ghetto life that most whites, self-protective police officers and politicians would rather

ignore and rappers are just recording their everyday experiences such as poverty and

racial conflict.

Hip-hop. (2007). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved February 26, 2007, from

Encyclopædia Britannica Online:


This article is about the history of rap music or hip hop and different views about music

of this genre. It contains discussions of the good and bad of rap music and the problems

caused by some controversial rappers.

( 2001). Rockin’ in time: a social history of rock and roll. In R. Connecticut: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill. The music of murder. then rising racial tensions and violence can be attributed to rock music’s promotion of vile. This book contains the history that links the changes in popular music to changes in economic. drug abuse and guns. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. sex. political and social concerns.C. Martin.). (2000). (227 words) . deviant. Upper Saddle River. Former President of the National Association of Chiefs of Police theorizes that since music has both the power to soothe and to stir violent emotions. He also mentions that the lyrics of rap music are mostly topics of deprivation. Taking sides: clashing views on controversial issues in crime and criminology (pp. D.Martin. and sociopathic behaviors. rebellion. Monk (Ed. Guilford. P. Szatmary. Dennis R. He concludes that rock and rap music contributes to the increasing of crime rates as the listeners are greatly influenced by the lyrics. author Dave Szatmary connects rock music with the changing social climates in the United States and Great Britain. D. R. In this book. 20-24).