An interesting new report from the National Foundation of Educational Research examines attitudes towards young people as a result of media coverage. Young People, Crime and Public Perceptions: a Review of the Literature looks at statistics on youth crime in recent years, and how perceptions of young people are (or aren't) linked to such trends, given the sometimes sensationalist coverage of exceptional stories in some news outlets. A summary version of the report is also available.

A similar study on young people and the media was published last month by the National Children's Bureau - take a look at this previous post for the details.


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