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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Winter

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SIQ Readings Deviance & Crime Chapter 24 – “News, Truth, and the Problem of Corporate Crime” by John McMullan  Explosion in coal mine killed 26 miners in 1992 in Plymouth Nova ScotiaCurragh Resources was filed for 52 complaints about causing the fire due to unsafe work practices  The Supreme Court of Canada did not Hold Nova Scotia gvnt accountable for deaths in the unsafe mine  Families believe that the media, medical examiner’s office, criminal justice system, and public inquiry have not dug out the truth  Mass media reproduced different “regimes of truth” from 1992-2002 about the disaster  Concerning deviance and crime, newspapers over represent the poor and those most vulnerable to labelling by authorities and under represent the misconduct of the powerful. Ex: protect wrongdoing caused by corporations by placing business crime in the business section rather than the front page
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