Youth Violence Myths and Realities: A Tale of Three Cities: The Different Story of Delinquent Youth as Told by the Media and by Juvenile Justice System Professionals and the Youth Themselves
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Feb. 26, 2009
ANNOTATION: The "intersection of media coverage of youth crime, public perception, public policy, and true trend and issues in youth crime" in Dallas, Washington, DC and San Mateo (CA) is examined (p. ii). Sections of this report after an executive summary include: introduction; project methods; the media's representation of youth and youth violence; the data -- trends in crime, arrests, and public attitudes; professional stakeholders and youth interviews; and summary of findings. The media often misuse crime trend statistics to "inform" the public.