Answer all the questions in your own words. (Short Answer) You may not consult other peoples’ ideas without proper attribution! That is the only disallowed activity.
a. How do personality/demographics/geography, lifestyles, routine activities, work together to shape the level of risk a person faces for victimization?
b. Apply the routine activities model to drug dealers: why would each of the three conditions (noted in c above) raise risk for victimization?
c. What does low self-control have to do with risk for repeated violent victimization? That is, through what paths does it appear to change risk, according to the study we reviewed (for these, look to our summary slides of the Schreck et al. and the more simple graphics from that study that are in your slides.
d. Can high self-control provide protection against repeat victimization? Why or why not? (from reading and slides)
e. How does the media’s coverage of crime impact individuals’ and societal perceptions about the risk and probability of victimization? Make sure you touch on whether the media’s portrayal alters perceptions about: the reality of the most common types of crime? Who is most likely to be a victim?
f. Explain how severity, rarity, and salience overwhelm our news coverage.
g. How does the over coverage of rare and severe crimes shape our own opinions about the probability of victimization, our general crime problem and who we tend to think of as victims?
h. Does the media’s coverage result in potentially differential value placed on victims – by society, individuals, jurors, etc.? (e.g. by race, education, SES, geography, and other characteristics)? Justify your answer with a short elaboration.