Policing and the media - Coggle Diagram
Policing and the media
Who truly controls the media?
Is the media important for the police?
:warning: suggests that the media allows officers to spin a narrative via statistics. They act as
Symbolic control: the police can shape public perceptions of crime and who we associate crimes with
this is achieved by excluding the context of crimes
Evidence of the police removing context from statistics or reports
THE MEDIA AND THE 'LEGITIMACY' OF THE POLICE WORK HAND-IN-HAND IN AGENDA SETTING
Key conceptual/theoretical issues with policing and the media
How are the police represented in the media / How are they percieved?
This is supported by
Manning (1997, p.491)
they argue that the police maintain their 'socially defined place within political environments' by becoming
. This means that they thrive off of stereotypical depictions of themselves such as media presentations as ti encodes them in the minds of citizens
He argues that these presentations of the police allow for the police to maintain a sense of desirability when their actual duties are more theoretical than genuine