Is youth crime really as serious as the media suggest?

In this lesson we will look at how the media portrays youth crime and compare this to some statistical data about youth crime. We will use a case study to identify how the media uses sensationalisation to dramatise youth crime and what a group of young people see are the issues of this, and how they feel this could be a tackled.

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Q1.Which of the following shows the correct order of the main parts of the Justice System?

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Q2.How many police forces are in England and Wales?

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Q3.What is the College of Policing?

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Q4.Which of the following is not one of the three main powers police use to tackle crime?

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Q5.If a young person is arrested and taken to the police station, who must the police inform as soon as possible?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Which of the following shows the correct order of the main parts of the Justice System?

1/5

Q2.How many police forces are in England and Wales?

2/5

Q3.What is the College of Policing?

3/5

Q4.Which of the following is not one of the three main powers police use to tackle crime?

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Q5.If a young person is arrested and taken to the police station, who must the police inform as soon as possible?

5/5

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Is youth crime really as serious as the media suggests?

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Q1.What age are we criminally responsible for ourselves in Wales?

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Q2.What is 'emotive' language?

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Q3.What percentage of youth crime was committed by boys in 2018/2019?

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Q4.What percentage of young people were committing crimes in 2018/2019?

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Q5.Which one of these is not a way in which the Hertsmere Young Researchers group identified as a way to address the issue of negative portrayal of youth crime in the media?

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Quiz:

Is youth crime really as serious as the media suggests?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What age are we criminally responsible for ourselves in Wales?

1/5

Q2.What is 'emotive' language?

2/5

Q3.What percentage of youth crime was committed by boys in 2018/2019?

3/5

Q4.What percentage of young people were committing crimes in 2018/2019?

4/5

Q5.Which one of these is not a way in which the Hertsmere Young Researchers group identified as a way to address the issue of negative portrayal of youth crime in the media?

5/5

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