|North Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Perceptions Regarding the CSI Effect
||The phenomenon called the CSI effect has recently occupied a central place in the media. The media and scholars alike have taken an interest in the effect that forensic television shows are having on the public, particularly its effect on American ju...
|Reconciling childhood and deviance: an historical analysis of media depictions of young 'deviants'
||The shared meaning and value placed on children impacts how institutions respond to juvenile "deviants." This study explored ways in which news media constructed images of young "deviants" and corresponding conceptions of "childhood" across two key h...
|Katrina’s aftermath: the New Orleans “looter” as framed by the media.
||In the days following Hurricane Katrina, the media portrayed the people inside
New Orleans as a threat rather than a population in need. It was looters, in particular, who
were portrayed in this deviant light and they were well publicized in the me...
|Identifying with the graffiti subculture: the impact of entering and exiting the graffiti subculture on the social identities of graffiti writers
||While graffiti permeates the urban landscapes of cities around the world, the individuals responsible for it are rarely identified. As a result, the identities of graffiti writers are left unexplored and subject to speculation and conjecture. The pur...
|Shifts in the promotion of thin beauty ideals and racial minorities in Seventeen magazine from 1955 until 2014
||The promotion of thin beauty ideals in Western culture have been linked to the rise in eating disorders in the latter half of the 20th century. The current study attempts to examine shifts towards thin beauty ideals within the popular teen magazine S...