The Problem of Sensationalism in Crime Reporting An Analysis of the Inaccurate Portrayal of Criminalized Youth as Malevolent/Sociopathic Wrongdoers in the Modern Media Introduction: The focus of his study will be to analyze the inaccurate portrayal of criminalized youth that is often exhibited in modern media outlets. In the United States and Canada, the media tend to attach terminologies to youth as “evildoers” or “malevolent” individuals that commit crimes without a conscience. Often, a “media panic” is spread into the public’s perception of criminal behavior that is not often founded on the statistical data supporting often far less criminal activity than was reported in newspapers, and/or on TV news broadcasts. In this manner, the...The end:
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