Blood media: violence in newsprint and fear of crime amongst Calgarians

Bonnycastle, Jocelyn H. (2010) Blood media: violence in newsprint and fear of crime amongst Calgarians. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertation examines the extent to which violence is represented within the media in Canada, specifically Calgary, Alberta, and how it in turn influences citizens' knowledge of crime and affects the fears they hold. Content analysis was carried out through a random sample of articles in the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun over a period of one year (2008). Two specific questions were addressed in this study. Firstly, to what extent violence represented within media in Calgary and secondly, how it is reported. Data from articles were compared to both official statistics as well as other secondary sources to draw comparisons and conclusions.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16

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