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The Roles and Influences of Media on Crime

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In the political world, media has both a positive and negative affect. Americans as a whole are engrossed with crime whether it be a fictional representation on a person’s favorite television show, or a true story the nightly news. The entertainment media influences our lives in consciously and subconsciously, day in and day out, playing a critical and constantly cultivating role in the criminal justice system and the conduct of politics.
How exactly does one determine what media is? According to your standard Google search on the definition of the term, media is, “the main means of mass communication (esp. television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively.” Broken down, this ultimately means that any means by which information is spread can be considered media. Even from the founding of the United States, freedom and active accessibility of press and media has taken a serious part in American politics. It would be difficult to imagine politics with out the accompaniment or presence of the media. The availability of political information through media resources has changed over time with the advancement of technology and overall globalization of our modern world.
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Mass media is not only built on entertainment value alone, but it also has political importance. By the time the average high school student has graduated, they have spent more time in front of the television than in a classroom, and in that classroom time, often the information that
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