Media and Crime - Analyzing News Stories

Aug 20th, 2014
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Media and Crime Log—Entry II

In this module, you will have an opportunity to add to your media and crime log by applying theories presented in this course to media portrayals of crime. The American public is fascinated with crime and therefore, there is no shortage of media depictions of crimes and criminals. In this assignment, you will use the scholarly knowledge you have gained in the course to analyze how the media portrays crime.

You are now familiar with biological, psychological, and sociological theories of crime. In M2: Assignment 2, you wrote a log entry applying psychological theories of criminal behavior to analyze articles or news stories. In this assignment, you will write your second log entry.

Research newspaper or magazine articles related to crime using the print or online news media.

Select two articles or news stories and apply at least two theories from the biological, psychological, and/or sociological perspectives to each article or news story.

Write an analysis of each article or news story addressing the following:

  • What is the purpose of the story as you perceive it?
  • How is crime or criminal justice portrayed?
  • What feelings or reactions are evoked in you by the article?
  • How would you explain the reported criminal behavior using the two theories you selected? Explain your choice of theory.

Give complete citation for the selected article and include a digital copy if possible.

Write a 2–3-page log entry in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. 


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Selected two articles or news stories appropriate for the assignment demonstrating in-depth research.


Described the purpose of the article and portrayal of crime or criminal justice.


Analyzed the feelings or reactions evoked in you by the article.


Applied biological, psychological, and/or sociological theories to explain the crime described in each article.


Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.




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