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Societies 2018, 8(3), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8030058

The U.S. Media’s Effect on Public’s Crime Expectations: A Cycle of Cultivation and Agenda-Setting Theory

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Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, Tehran 1439814411, Iran
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Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran 1411713114, Iran
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Received: 27 April 2018 / Revised: 13 July 2018 / Accepted: 18 July 2018 / Published: 25 July 2018
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This article discusses the effect of media on the American people’s rising fear of crime despite a gradual fall in crime statistics in the U.S. The article employs Gerbners cultivation theory, the agenda-setting theory and the social construction of reality to present the accumulative agenda effect model that explains how the U.S. public’s perception of crime can surpass actual crime statistics through constant media exposure of crime news. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultivation theory; agenda-setting theory; social construction of reality; media; crime; news cultivation theory; agenda-setting theory; social construction of reality; media; crime; news
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Alitavoli, R.; Kaveh, E. The U.S. Media’s Effect on Public’s Crime Expectations: A Cycle of Cultivation and Agenda-Setting Theory. Societies 2018, 8, 58.

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