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ERIC Number: EJ636853
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-1067-9154
The Press and Not-So-Mean Streets: The Relative Influence of the News Media on Public Knowledge of Crime Rates.
Johnson, Thomas J.; Braima, Mahmoud A. M.; Sothirajah, Jayanthi
New Jersey Journal of Communication, v9 n2 p182-202 Fall 2001
Examines the extent to which news media use predicts the public's ability to correctly estimate crime rates. Finds that the public seriously overestimates the extent of the crime problem, and the news media do little to help the public understand the extent of the problem. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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