Racism, crime and collective efficacy: Media representation of an urban community

Leslie-Dawn Quick, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

This study explored media representation of the Murchison Road area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with respect to crime, public safety and collective efficacy. Research on crime and collective efficacy suggests that collective efficacy is an important element of public safety and that neighborhood image is an important element of collective efficacy. The study is an investigation of the image of the Murchison Road area constructed within The Fayetteville Observer in the period from 1988 through 2011. The study identified changes in the image of the Murchison Road area over time, explored the social and political context for media images of the area, and examined the relationship between the media image of Murchison Road and neighborhood revitalization initiatives that were proposed during the time period. ^

Subject Area

Sociology, Criminology and Penology

Recommended Citation

Quick, Leslie-Dawn, "Racism, crime and collective efficacy: Media representation of an urban community" (2012). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI1521448.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI1521448

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