From imitation to intimidation - A note on the curious and changing relationship between the media, crime and fear of crime

Ditton, J. and Chadee, D. and Farrall, S. and Gilchrist, E. and Bannister, J. (2004) From imitation to intimidation - A note on the curious and changing relationship between the media, crime and fear of crime. British Journal of Criminology, 44 (4). pp. 595-610. ISSN 0007-0955 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Although a connection between media reports and dramatizations of crime and peoples' fear of crime is intuitively attractive, an actual relationship has been discovered surprisingly infrequently. This study (which analyses the quantitative responses of 167 respondents, and the qualitative responses of a sub-sample of 64 of them) is no exception. The qualitative material indicates that respondents' perceptions and interpretations are more important than the frequency of media consumption and/or any objective characteristics of media material.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2008 17:06
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:15
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4231 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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