The Media 's Hierarchy Of Human Needs

1639 WordsDec 11, 20157 Pages
The purpose of the news media is to broadcast information in different mediums, gain a larger audience (web, print, and television), satisfy different audience’s through the use of surveillance, and to do all of the above and make a profit. The media will broadcast sometimes the same information in many ways in order for it to reach most people that have access to either cable, Internet or social media. Once the information has reached the people in the community it satisfies their need for information which can be done through surveillance, and lastly there is always a profit in revenue or ratings. The media must satisfy its necessary audiences in order to touch base with the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs which is survival, safety, social belonging, self-esteem and self -actualization. Crime is a human conduct in violation of the criminal laws of a state, the federal government, or a local jurisdiction that has the power to make laws (Schmalleger, 2007). Crime is primarily an offense against human relationships and secondly violates the law, since laws are created and written to protect safety and fairness in human relationships (Schmalleger, 2007). Another definition of crime is any harmful act including violations of the fundamental prerequisites for well-being which can include food, shelter, clothing, medical services, challenges at work and play (recreational) activities, and security from predatory individuals (criminals) and this is all covered under the Maslow’s
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