Riding the crime wave: Why words we use matter so much

Miller, Jerome
December 1998
Nieman Reports;Winter98, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p47
Characterizes the media's coverage of violence and juvenile crime. Idea suggested by American sociologist Herbert Blumer; Description of how New York City media created the perception that there was a crime wave of juvenile attacks on the elderly in the 1970s; Data on school shootings.


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