Essay Questions

Prepare for exams and future essays with the questions below that align with key concepts discussed in the chapter. Try timing yourself as you write to practise in a mock exam environment. Create mindmaps of key themes, quotes and arguments you could include in an answer to use as a revision tool.

  1. Critically evaluate the contribution of the different theoretical perspectives to an understanding of the media representation of criminality
  2. Assess the significance of the concept of moral panics in relation to an understanding of the media and crime
  3. To what extent have recent developments in media technology affected the relationship between the media and crime?
  4. In what ways does the media representation of crime reflect the differing social characteristics of criminals?
  5. How have the different parts of the Criminal Justice System been represented by the media?