This essay includes various aspects, so please make sure you include all different parts in your answer. The essay should be based on class lectures and discussions, and the readings from your entire textbook, and extra readings/videos posted in Blackboard. Please do not quote directly from your textbook. Make sure you paraphrase any ideas of others by putting them into your own words. You may use other resources (although you do not need to). You must cite other sources besides the ones from our class if you use them. You must cite your sources APA style in your writing, and you need a reference page at the end done APA style as well.
Write as thoroughly as possible. It is strongly suggested that you write minimally 1000 words. Please put your word count at the end of your essay.
What do you think has the greater potential: the media as a cause of crime or a cure for crime? Why? Make sure you show you understand and explain the social construction of crime and justice. And please use as many examples as possible. Include a discussion and analysis of both sides of the issues, any theoretical explanations applicable, and why one side is more potent than the other. How and what would we change in the future to minimize and/or maximize the impact of the media? Please go into as much depth and detail as possible.