What Is Crime A Political Issue

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In current society crime is ever-present in our media and some criminal events such as; prison escapes, high profile crimes, miscarriages of justice and riots have more impact on the media and the creation of policies (Downes, D). As mentioned in the discussion board, the public, media and politics have a huge influence on crime and so in order to discuss whether or not crime should be a widely publicised and political issue, it is important to take these three things into consideration. The mass media sensationalises but also condemns crime and so our society is simultaneously fascinated and repulsed by the idea of criminal activity. Crime can be seen as a political issue because without policy or the government defining what a criminal act
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