Media and juvenile violence: the connecting threads article by david doi tweet share email we’ve learned that when the media focus on youth violence and juvenile delinquency, they report disproportionately on homicide, which is the least common antisocial behavior of teenagers certainly not all media coverage of juvenile crime. This research study delves looks into the public’s misconception of on the extent and nature and extent of the increased rate of youth crime and the youth.
First, the news media report crime, particularly violent crime, far out of proportion to its actual occurrence while the national crime rate dropped by 20 percent from 1990 to 1998, there was an 83 percent increase in the amount of crime coverage on network television.
Media coverage and bias -- along with other social factors -- may help explain the disproportionality, said soler, coordinator of building blocks for youth, a national initiative that commissioned.
The skewed coverage in today's media results in the belief that youth crime is on the rise today's portrayal of teens in the media employ the same stereotypes that were once only openly applied to unpopular racial and ethnic groups. The media habitually portrays young people in an overwhelmingly negative light, according to a survey of teenagers and press articles published today in the period under examination, one in three youth-related articles were about crime, and young people were only quoted in 8% of stories.
Media representation overwhelmingly therefore influences what people believe about crime regardless of whether these impressions are true or not reiner ( 2007 ) points out that media coverage of crime and deviance is filtered through journalists’ sense of what makes an event newsworthy – a good story that media audiences want to know about.
According to gates (2004), the a wide coverage of by the media in this respect with regard to youth crime has led many people to believe and conclude that the applicable policies provided pursuant to the under the act were are not inefficient, indicating , by showing that youth crimes were are increasing continuously and contiguously day by day both in both in the seriousness of the crimes and the chronological numerical sequence rime, and in number.