Like in a criminal justice professional conference seminar, you will pick the conferences that you wish to attend. You will select 1 of the 4 topics for your Discussion Board. Please read the instructions for the Discussion Board assignments carefully because they are different from your other classes that you have had Discussion Boards in.
Selecting 1 of the 4 topics, you will be required to submit a 300-word minimum main topic posting. Please add your references to the main topic posting (required). You are encouraged to do research on the topic for other sources. You will be responding to a minimum of 3 classmates for this assignment. Each classmate’s response should be a minimum of 100 words. Your option is to respond to postings that concern your main topic selection, or you may respond to postings from classmates that have to do with 1 of the other 4 topics.
The topics come from the reading assignments for this week all located in the AIU Online Library.
Topic 1: The Relationship Between Social Media Data and Crime Rates in the United States
Wang, Yan; Yu, Wenchao; Liu, Sam; Young, Sean D. Social Media + Society; Thousand Oaks Vol. 5, Iss. 1, (Jan 2019).
Topic 2: Police See Social Media Fuel Crime — WSJ
Dow Jones Institutional News; New York [New York]25 Nov 2017.
Topic 3: Media Exposure and Social Response as Predictors of Citizen’s Attitudes toward Police
Garrison, Tara A. Walden University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2018. 10979490.
Topic 4: Officer: Media shape views on police shootings
Bock, Phillip. Press; Sheboygan, Wis. [Sheboygan, Wis]12 Jan 2017: A.3.
Discuss the following:
- What is the problem with the public getting their understanding of criminal justice responses to crime?
- What is the responsibility of a public information officer (PIO), and why is that position so important?
- What is the difference between media outlets and social media sources?