Media Coverage of Crimes
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The paper examines Chermak's study, "Predicting Crime Story Salience: The Effects of Crime, Victim and Defendant Characteristics" that has explored the factors instrumental in identifying media coverage of particular crimes. The paper relaates that he utilizes a multivariate statistical application technique, something of a rarity in crime research.
From the Paper:"The phenomenon regarding media coverage of crime stories has provided ripe fodder for criminologists and social researchers since the birth of the news medium. It is evident to researchers that many media channels either cover or convey certain crime incidents according to a number of factors, a bias which poses a number of questions. Why, for instance, do certain crimes receive more coverage than others, and what characteristics influence crime coverage? Why do crimes receive such mass media coverage in the first place? Most researchers attest that crimes are largely covered in the media because they provoke public interest and a..."
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