Learning Goal: I’m working on a criminal justice writing question and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.
Watch several reality-based shows such as Cops and keep a record of the following information for each crime/event. You can use live T.V. or any streaming service ( Netflix/ Hulu/ YouTube) etc.
- The gender and race of the suspects
- The gender and race of the police officers
- The type of crime
- The products being advertised during these programs
- Answer the questions to consider listed below in a 3-paragraph response.
- You may upload your response as an MS Word compatible file to this assignment link on the posted due date on your syllabus.
Questions to Consider
- What is the predominant race of the suspects?
- Do you notice any difference in the behavior of the suspects and police officers when they are both of the same race? Of different races? Of different genders?
- What types of crimes are featured? Does one type of crime predominate?
- Are the products advertised during these programs directed toward any specific subgroup of the population? Are they age- or gender-based?