Do you think that news bulletins increase crime rate ?
October 13, 2008 11:32am CST
What do you think would happen if all the news channels concentrated on reporting the good news (rescuing some animals for example) instead of all those bad news (deaths, accidents, rapists etc) ? Do you think that news bulletins increase crime rate ?
16 Oct 08
Hi Elitess, Apolgies for delay in response am very behind at moment and playing catch up and I can't reply by PM sorry. For years I have felt that there should be a good news magazine and channel to give people hope and faith that the world isn't as bad a place as the media makes out. I think sometimes it can even encourage crime. In the UK we have a problem with knife crime and if one young lad is stabbed you can guarantee the following night another would have been with all the gangs trying to rival each other, if they didn't highlight this so much these kids wouldn't perhaps be so inclined to committ this crime. The news can also bring people down into a depression. I stop watching before I go to sleep as I don't want too much negativity at that time of night. Ellie :D
18 Oct 08
I guess in a way it does. I mean when people are tempted to do something and thought twice about it since its against their principles but when they see that the news are all about what they were thinking of doing, that just might drive them to do it also, thinking that "heck, everybody's doing it, why cant I?" especially when there is a need to do the crime, like trying to keep their families from dying of hunger or something. On the other hand, if only the news would not just report what happened but also report the consequences then they'd backtrack and refuse to do the crime anymore. Like when they see a bulletin about a criminal being sentenced to lifetime imprisonment without bail on grounds of multiple homicide or something then people would be afraid to even entertain the thought of killing the people they hate the most. If only the news have more good than bad...