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Tma 01 - D315
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TMA 01 - D315
How do media and statistical sources combine to construct crime in particular ways?
The media and statistical sources combine to construct crime in many different ways, as can be seen in the contradictory reports from The Independent and The Sun Newspaper's.
The headline from The Sun 'Drunk and disorderly: booze fuels 12% surge in brawling crimes' (The Sun,22nd July 2004) came out on the same day that The Independent newspaper headlined with 'Crime: the truth (The Independent, 22nd July 2004).
The two articles report on the rise and fall of crime rates. The Sun states that there has been a 12% surge in violent crime fueled by booze and binge drinking based on police reporting.
The Independent newspaper reports that there has been a 39% fall in crime rates over the past nine years based on figures from the British Crime Survey.
It has been said that that the public are misinformed of real crime statistics, as they are manipulated and socially constructed through the eyes of the media. The trends of crime may not be as accurate as we would think on the basis of the'official'
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