Advanced Review of Criminal Justice U2 IP

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*Utilize 5-7 academic or scholarly external resources

The deliverable length for this assignment is 1,250- 1,750 words

1.) How is the criminal justice system portrayed in the media?

2.) What impact does the media have on the viewer's perception as to the system's efficacy in dealing with crime.

3.) Does coverage of sensationalistic and violent crime create fear among the general public?

4.) Does this fear influence criminal justice policy attributes?

5.) Is there a correlation between gender, education, income, age, and perceived neighborhood problems and police effectiveness in dealing with crime?

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School: UT Austin



Criminal Justice System

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Criminal Justice System

1.) How is the criminal justice system portrayed in the media?
The government often is able to differentiate between what’s wrong and what’s right
through its criminal justice system. The central role of the criminal justice system in any country
is to govern the role of crime. The media play’s a critical role in the criminal justice system, most
importantly, it creates a perception. The society usually uses the media as a reference to know
what's happening in the system. Sometimes, the press uses propaganda and also manipulates
headlines in order to portray the system in a certain way (Dowler, 2003). The stories even
sometimes omit facts and details to make the readers or the viewers have an absolute belief. For
instance in the case of Tryvon Maryin which happened in February 2001, where the policeman
shot an unarmed boy. The media was able to alter the context of the situation, and many people
believed that the boy was shot because he was an African American. The general public feels
that the police officer was let off the hook, simply because he was white. The media sometimes
alters the story to feed the public with propaganda which is ethically wrong.
The media sometimes lead the public to believe the criminal justice system is unethical
and also corrupted due to the allegations that they make. The press has for instance succeeded in
portraying the above through police brutality (Dowler, 2003). The work on the system is to give
justice to both the accused and the general public. However, this role or mission could be
significantly affected if the public has a negative perception of it, which is mainly created by th...

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