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Department
Communication
Course
CMN3105
Professor
Stuart Chambers
Semester
Fall

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CMN 3105: Lecture #9  Oct 29 2013  Somehow violence is never getting better Class example: columbine High school Colorado 1999  Gardner uses either quantitative data or philosophical­ ethical foundations or both which is the most  powerful to back up his argument.  Crime rates in Canada have decreased in the past ten years “tough on crime” politics  intuition is often wrong the cases presented about child abductions or kidnappings are NOT statistically significant.  Analytical statistics ruin the heightened moment.  The emotions of the families fear is what is being sold to the audience.  Stories of fallen crime rates are not interesting­ they must have sensationalistic values.  Popular media also reinforces this image of "danger lurking all around us." The rarest crimes get the most attention  With the media misrepresenting the reality of crime, the general public's reality is skewed. The reporting on the news is not even murders or reports of pedestri
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