Sexual Assaults and "The Los Angeles Times" Essay by The Research Group

Sexual Assaults and "The Los Angeles Times"
Examines the 1988 newspaper coverage of assaults to determine the style, objectivity, persuasion, omissions, distortions, offenders and victims.
# 19763 | 2,475 words | 13 sources | 1992 | US

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An important philosophical construct of the American criminal Justice system, "presumption of innocence," holds that any citizen is "presumed" to be innocent until "proven" to be guilty. The primary venue for proving one's guilt or affirming one's innocence traditionally has been a court of law. However, during recent years it appears that a secondary venue has evolved, one in which a citizen is "presumed" to be guilty and is seldom, if ever, given a chance to "prove" his or her innocence. Trials conducted in this secondary venue, the dally newspaper, are quite free from the constraints of the formal courtroom. This practice of "" is most apparent whenever a sexual crime has been committed.

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