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Paul A. Perrone and Meda Chesney-Lind

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Representations of Gangs and Delinquency: Wild in the Streets?

Paul Perrone and Meda Chesney-Lind look behind the media coverage of youth violence in Hawaii and expose the myth that coverage is linked to increased crime. In fact, even though the rate of youth violence declined, the authors found that coverage of crime rose to a feverous pitch.

crime; gangs; Hawaii; juvenile delinquency; media bias; news reporting; statistics; violence; youth and law

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 24, No. 4 (1997): 96-116