By Melissa L. Jarrell
Jarrell examines print information media assurance of federal consequences assessed opposed to the petroleum refining undefined. whereas there are numerous federal petroleum refining violations, just a restricted quantity obtain media consciousness. This loss of media assurance means that this crime is taken into account less significant regardless of the damage to the surroundings and human overall healthiness produced by means of petroleum refining violations. loss of recognition by way of the scoop media could lead on to public false impression and lack of awareness of the motives and outcomes of environmental crime. Jarrell means that criminologists turn into extra all in favour of public discourse through the mainstream mass media. furthermore, criminologists should still recreation to help neighborhood groups in activist efforts.
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Refineries have been forced to invest in upgrading their refining processes to reduce emissions. The refining industry has spent billions on complying with environmental regulations (Lichtblau, 1992). However, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (2001), environmental laws and regulations do not stand in the way of expanding American oil refining capacity. American Petroleum Institute data indicates that oil refineries spend approximately one penny per gallon on clean air controls.
In addition, rather than provide accurate information, bureaucrats can use news exposure opportunities to promote themselves and the institution they represent, which leads the public to believe they are reliable and credible sources of information (Chermak, 1997). Political and Social Impact of Mainstream Mass Media The mass media is the platform by which a plethora of political matters are discussed and how most people learn about political issues and determine which are important (Perse, 2001).
American magazines portrayed the event as an “accident” or as a disaster and labeled Union Carbide as a victim. Conversely, Indian magazines labeled the event as a crime and portrayed Union Carbide as the negligent offender. e. pollution, hazardous waste dumping/siting) are described in the news media as accidents. In addition, the authors suggest that it is common to depict environmental pollution as the “price we pay for technology” (Lynch et al, 2000: 115). 5%) of 544 cases of chemical crimes in Tampa were actually reported in the Tampa Tribune.
Environmental Crime and the Media: News Coverage of Petroleum Refining Industry Violations (Criminal Justice) by Melissa L. Jarrell