The Representation of Crime in London's Media

The Representation of Crime in London
Journalism & Communication
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The representation of crime in London’s media Introduction: Media has very deep influence in the life of people and so they have become so attached with the people. The news that appears in media can bring the readers under its magic spell. Many things connected with people and society come out in the media and at present the replica of the society can be seen in the media.


Media like to present the most sensational news to the readers. In the case of crimes also there is a tendency to publish the ideal victims more frequently than the other victims. It has become so common in the world and the same is with the media in London. The part played by media in representing the crimes cannot be neglected as in the new era of information technology. The Book titled Victims, Crime and Society edited by Pamela Davies, Peter Francis, and Chris Gheer state the importance of media in dealing with the reporting of crimes and the related matters very well. They consider media as, “They are of fundamental importance to those who would promote a particular view of crime victims and victimization, or seek to challenge or change existing views” (Davies, Francis & Greer, 2007, p.8). So the news articles in media influence people and make a vision of the reality in the minds of readers. The points of a medium are different from another and so the reality is categorized in each and every newspaper. The visual media also is filled with the elements of crime in it. The people of London cannot get away from the clutches of TV and internet. They are attached to it very deeply. The crimes appear in these agencies attract people’s attention to it. ...
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