The case involving two Brooklyn men
who attacked two Ecuadorian brothers and killed one of them was highly
publicized. Summaries of the various stages of the case, from trial to retrial
and conviction to sentencing, appear in many media outlets, each with a unique
spin and tone.
The Daily News expressed rather explicit opinions about
the case, describing Phoenix and co-defendant Scott as “heartless hate crime
thugs” who “drove to the Bronx for a night of more partying and skirt-chasing”
after committing the assault (Marzulli, 2010). The New York Times used
less judgmental language to describe the case, although some would argue that
undertones of bias were still present.
For this Discussion, you consider
media portrayals of special populations and how those portrayals might affect
public perceptions and criminal justice outcomes. Review the news story you
selected for the previous Discussion. Examine how the media portrayed the
special population(s) involved.
Post by Day 4 a
brief description of the news story you selected and the media outlet(s) you
reviewed for information on the crime. Then, explain how the media coverage of
the crime, trial, and conviction portrayed the special population(s) involved.
Include possible media biases or stereotypes evident in the news story. Then
explain how the media portrayal might influence public perception of the
special population in the news story. Finally, briefly explain whether or not
you think media portrayal and public perception of special populations may affect
outcomes within the criminal justice system.
One and a half
page with at least two reference….
is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment.
Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an
explanation from the readings.
get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments
1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3)
create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4)
Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
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get long sentences. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/killer-of-ecuadorean-immigrant-gets-37-to-life/?scp=1&sq=Ecuadorean%20immigrant%E2%80%99s%20killers%20get%20long%20sentences.%20&st=cse
Marzulli, J. (2010, August 5). Two Brooklyn men get long
jail sentences for fatally beating Ecuadorean immigrant. Daily News. Retrieved
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special populations. Corrections Today, 62(7), 64–67.
Article: Preston, P. (2003). Should there
be separate justice systems for special needs populations? Results from the
Penn State public opinion poll. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 14(3),
Article: Shilton, M. K. (2000). Targeting
special populations: Tools for building effective community corrections.
Retrieved from http://centerforcommunitycorrections.org/wp-content/3-targeting.pdf
Article: U.S. Department of Justice,
National Institute of Corrections. (2002). Staffing analysis for women’s
prisons and special prison populations: Special issues in corrections. Retrieved