Media Constructions of Crime

@article{Sacco1995MediaCO,
  title={Media Constructions of Crime},
  author={Vincent F. Sacco},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={539},
  pages={141 - 154}
}
  • V. Sacco
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The news media are a vital part of the process by which individuals' private troubles with crime—as victims or offenders—are transformed into public issues. The social construction of crime problems may be understood as reflecting the types of relationships that link news agencies to their sources, and the organizational constraints that structure the news-gathering process. The ways in which the news media collect, sort, and contextualize crime reports help to shape public consciousness… 
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