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Portrayals of criminals in the news and in popular culture may influence the way that the public perceives certain types of criminals. The popularity of movies such as The Godfather and Scarface, and television shows such as Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy seems to suggest that viewers identify positively with certain criminal “heroes.”cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

  • The lead characters in Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and The Sopranos were shown to be brutal killers, yet the stories were constructed around those characters. Why does this seem to be the case? What is the appeal of a criminal as a hero?
  • Do movies and television shows such as these glamorize crime? If so, are there specific crimes or behaviors that are more likely to be glamorized and some more likely to be demonized?
  • How can the predominant theories of criminology relate to this phenomenon?
  • If it can be established that these portrayals influence real-world criminal behavior, should there be legal restrictions on how criminals are portrayed in popular culture? Explain your reasoning.

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The lead characters in Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, and
The Sopranos were shown to be brutal killers, yet the stories
were constructed around those characters. Why does this seem
to be the case? What is the appeal of a criminal as a hero?
The main reason for the creation and construction of the stories around
those characters was purposely intended for the lesson to educate the
fellow people that crimes are always the negative effect that would be
the last resort. basically, the characters take the part and play the role of
crime makers bur as the result of those crimes, then it educates that
always crime will never solve anything peacefully, this seems to function
as an educator to those who are willing to commit crimes and the
impacts that lead to a violation of the character

Do movies and television shows such as these glamorize crime? If so, are there
specific crimes or behaviors that are more likely to be glamorized and some
more likely to be demonized?
Glamorizing is a term which is defined as making something or somebody more
attractive and seem to be better than it used to be before. when it comes in criminal
cases, which are addressed by movies and some tv programs, glamorization can occur.
This will be as a result of a movie or a tv program may show some technology and
tactics of doing the crime, this will make the criminals who might be watching the
program to gain some new ways of doing their criminal act. glamorizing will take part
in this case because the films may be making the criminals better than they were before.
Demonizing which is defined as making a group of people to appear as if they are evil
and wrong commiting. this case may apply in a government where some officials might
pretend to be good but in reality they are not, they might be using other guys to do some
evil but at the end wrong people who were not even aware of the acts end up suffering.
As a result of this act, the third party [the innocent people]might find themselves in a
big trouble where they are not able to escape, this will make them suffer out of nothing.
Demonization can also be used to create enmity between countries that is through
racism.also politicians can use innocent people to cause chaos and unrest in a country,
this can also be defined as demonization because the group of people being used to
cause the unrest will be viewed as evil people in the society.

How can the predominant theories of criminology relate to this
phenomenon
Criminology the scientific study of nature, extent, management, causes, and
prevention of criminal behavior, both on the individual and social level. Its
based on the research of scientists, philosophers biologists, and social
anthropologist. crime acts are widely described by social theories which base
their arguments on the background,social activities of the people.people can
be highly influenced by there backgrounds towards doing some acts and as a
result of peer pressure.culture is a set of beliefs values and actions in a
community, some of the beliefs .the theories explain how the background of
someone can lead to hi/ser being a criminal. eg let us say someone comes
from a poor family and he/she struggles to earn a living, the lack of money can
lead to some unwanted behaviors like stealing in order to have something to
spend or take part in some other activities that may be illegal just for them to
earn a living
If it can be established that these portrayals influence real-world criminal
behavior, should there be legal restrictio...


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