Crime and Media

View: Dirty Harry and then write a paper that discusses the law enforcement stereotypes and narratives portrayed in this movie. As usual, first summarize the material from chapter 4. Then summarize the movie. Next address the law enforcement stereotypes and narratives presented in this movie. If all someone knew about the crime problem was based on this film, what types of individuals would be drawn to law enforcement occupations? Do you think that portrayals such as this one of law enforcement officers influences who is drawn to be a law enforcement officer? Why? If all someone knew about the crime problem was based on this film, what criminal justice policies would be advanced? Do you think such portrayals haves influenced justice policies? How?

Book title:Surette, Ray. (2011). Media, Crime and Criminal Justice. Images, Realities, and Policies. 4th edition. Thomson/Wadsworth Publishing