Crime And Media Essay

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Crime and Media
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The Guardians target audience which is a broadsheet newspaper, is people who like more important news about the world & politics. The guardian only has one main image and several articles on the front cover. This attracts a more intellectual audience who would be more interested in what the text says than the image. The sort of people who secured their livelihood comfortably in the British middle class and then decide to make astute value judgement upon the very system. The Guardian does not any particular political allegiance but is left of centre, both liberal labour and Liberal Democracts. The journalist Jon Bronson is well respected and well ...view middle of the document...

In a extradition case, the offender must only be accused of one offence that must be seen serious enough for the individual to be accused rather than accusing a person of multiple criminal acts. Due to post war 9/11, security measures in the United States had rapidly increase and brought Homeland Security, which was created by the Bush administration which is a department created through the integration of all 22 parts of federal departments and agencies into a unified and integrated department that deals with any terrorist attacks that threatens any US territory, sovereignty, domestic population and critical infrastructure. Prior to 9/11 post war, the United States government had change their Terrorism Act and Terrorism Prevention Act. The US Terrorism Act states; (A) the tern ‘ international terrorism; means that, involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal law of the Unites States or any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed in the jurisdiction of the United States or of any State: (B) appear to be intended, to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidating or coercion, to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. When Gary Mckinnon had hacked into the pentagon and NSA computers, the American government were embarrassed to let a guy with autism in London able to hack into their computer databases and not see him get punished, as the Americans countered that if he didn’t accept the deal of agreeing to willing go to the United States and plead guilty than he will only serve 18 months to 3 years in prison than he’d be prosecuted ‘ to the max’. there were people who – they told his solicitor ‘ wanted to see him fry’. However Gary Mckinnon had been described as mentally ill which is the reason that he has caused to commit such actions against the United States government, trying to find US files in their Pentagon and NSA computer databases for UFO activity that has not been shared with the public. In almost every newspaper article that had published a story on Gary Mckinnon, they had clearly stated that he suffer from Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or Autism which are both general term for a complex disorders for brain development, it is a disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social intervention and nonverbal communication. In the story of Gary Mckinnon which by the Guardian described him as a ‘ autistic conspiracy theorist’ and also had quotes from Gary himself during the time of when he was hacking into the Pentagon and NSA computer databases, the article had stressed over how he was a mentally ill individual as it quotes; ‘according to his anxiety attacks. He’s prone to regular fits of fainting and committing suicide’, it was also written that he can not look himself in the mirror when shaving in case the sight of himself might set the spiral off. He...

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