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The Pornography of fear

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The Pornography of fear 1. The media's utilization of crime has increased fear of crime in society, but it may not be a precise interpretation. 2. The author first presents support for his thesis in the first sentence of paragraph two, he says, "Britain has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe, yet it has the highest fear of crime." This quote automatically informs the reader that the public's fear of crime is not justified. The author supports this further in the first line of paragraph three: "Fear of crime is not crime. ...read more.


On the contrary the author says in the second last sentence of paragraph seven, "A feature of fear...by imagination." In this quote the author is explaining that the fear in media is derived from true facts, with exaggeration. 3. I think that there is a bias in this essay when it comes to the media's perspective on fear of crime. There are various different fears within today's society that the author does not mention in the article. In the survey that he performs, he seems to forget to mention two of the most common crimes-violence in or near the home and car crime. ...read more.


The two imagery ones were extremely effective and easy to envision, one in paragraph two, third sentence "British people are worked into...through the letterbox." The second imagery quote was found in the last paragraph, first sentence "Yet this dark tale contains on golden thread." The metaphor I found was in paragraph eleven, sentence three, "Reader's Digest presents...hovers over a headline". Lastly, the statistic quote I pulled out because it states the quantity of fear in different situations. I found this quote in paragraph four, sentence three to five, "Three quarters of the population...almost 80 percent of women under 25." 5. The media does not deliberately use crime for the public eye, but it exaggerates on facts in a detailed and neutral way. ...read more.

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