Policy

Fear Factor: Terrorism
Media’s Role in Terrorism

As the war on terrorism continues, so does the ever-increasing presence of the mass media.  Each night we are constantly reminded of the threats, faced not only by our brave soldiers, but to the men and women who stand alongside them, the news reporters.  “Terrorism is perfect for this scenario because it is so dramatic” (White, 2006, p. 331).  In order to...
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Morality of Punishment:
Shaping Criminal Justice Policy

When examining the issues surrounding criminal justice policies, there are those who feel that personal experiences and personal agendas should be given more consideration and weight than scientific empirical data.  These two different schools of thought or ideologies have been the basis of continuous heated controversy.
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