Adolescents, Crime, and the Media: A Critical Analysis by Christopher J Ferguson

By Christopher J Ferguson

A campus capturing. A gang attack. a faculty bus ambush. With every one successive occasion, palms are pointed on the traditional suspects: violent motion pictures, bloody games, specific websites. yet to what quantity can—or should—the media be implicated in adolescence crime? And are modern day refined youngsters particularly that prone to their influence?

Adolescents, Crime, and the Media severely examines perceptions of those phenomena throughout the lens of the continued dating among generations of adults and adolescence. A wealth of study findings transcends the normal nature/nurture debate, studying media results on younger people's habit, mind improvement in early life, methods adults should be misled approximately youth’s participation in legal acts, and the way technological know-how should be manipulated by means of winning attitudes towards formative years. the writer moves an important stability among the viewpoints of media prone and people trying to limit media or younger people's entry to them. And the ebook brings clinical and highbrow rigor to culturally and politically charged matters because it covers:

  • Violence within the media.
  • Media portrayals of crime and youth.
  • Research on violent tv courses, games, and different media as factors of crime.
  • Effects of pornography on behavior.
  • Public coverage, censorship, and primary modification issues.

Adolescents, Crime, and the Media is a necessary source for researchers, graduate scholars, pros, and clinicians throughout such interrelated disciplines as developmental psychology, sociology, academic coverage, criminology/criminal justice, baby and college psychology, and media legislation.

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This figure represents a significant decline from peak years during the early 1990s when nearly 25,000 homicides occurred on an annual basis. The USA has been in a precipitous decline in violent crimes in general, with the country becoming safer than at any time since the 1960s. As presented in Chap. 1, Fig. 1 presents long-term trends in violent crimes generally, while Fig. 2 presents long-term trends in murders and nonnegligent manslaughter cases. Even the violence surges in the 1980s and early 1990s were part of a broader pattern in the USA with similar violence surges occurring in the 1930s and late 1800s (Ferguson, 2002; National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, 1969).

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