Summary Of The Culture Of Fear By Barry Glassner

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In his book, The Culture of Fear, Barry Glassner covers the methods and shortcomings of the television and print media and their motives when reporting crimes. Glassner respects our basic understanding that specific crimes are often sensationalized. He explains how the murder of a young Gulf War combat veteran upon returning home was used to turn the public’s attention towards violent crime in America. Unfortunately the young veterans’ death was actually a planned murder for insurance money, which the media neglected to mention. Glassner indicates that workplace violence and murders are portrayed as something akin to a disgruntled worker syndrome, but the reality is that 90% of workplace murders are committed by those intending to rob (Glassner

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