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Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Zhu and Krever on The Impact of Newspaper Reports on Fear of Violent Crime in Hong Kong @uwanews @UWALawSchool

Runping Zhu, The University of Western Australia, and Richard Krever, The University of Western Australia Law School, has published The Impact of Newspaper Reports on Fear of Violent Crime in Hong Kong. Here is the abstract.

This study analyzed violent crime reports in three large circulation newspapers and tested by survey the relationship between newspaper reporting of crime and fear of crime. As was expected, there was a nexus between more sensationalist newspaper reporting and the public's fear of crime. Unexpected findings were an inverse relationship between newspaper format and awareness of violent crime, and also between awareness of crime and fear of crime.

The full text of the article is not available for download from SSRN.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2019/03/zhu-and-krever-on-the-impact-of-newspaper-reports-on-fear-of-violent-crime-in-hong-kong-uwanews-uwal.html

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