Possible questions for communication research are drawn from what we do, see, or hear every day. Some are related to the courses we do, and so this is going to be a smooth ride above flat boulders underneath. With the advent of new technologies, the communication arena has made significant strides. Social media has taken over with the broadcast media resorting to this platform. People can communicate thousands of miles away from each other.
There are many contributing factors that lead to these statistics, but the most prominent among them is the heavy scrutiny of poor, mostly minority neighborhoods. To make matters worse, sentencing for drug crimes also has a high racial discrepancy. According to the Sentencing Project, "African Americans serve virtually as much time in prison for a drug offense Another example of this is the disparity in sentencing is the comparison of those caught with powder cocaine and those caught with crack cocaine. Blacks are sentenced to jail and the death penalty more often that any other minority in America. As the national inmate population has increased in recent decades, the impact of these changes on minority communities has been particularly dramatic.
The hypodermic syringe model of media influence suggests that the audience receives media messages and is directly and passively influenced by them, rather than actively engaging with them. Although the theory is dated from the s, influenced by studies of the impact of Nazi propaganda in Germany there is some evidence to support the idea. This evidence relates specifically to the potential influence of the media on children in relation to violent behaviour. A classic psychological study: Bandura's Bobo Doll experiment.
Organized crime can be defined in a variety of ways. It is an ongoing criminal enterprise that is wisely working to generate profit engaging in illegal activities depending on demand, where its presence is preserve through force, intimidations, and corruption. According to the FBI, organized crime is basically a group of transnational, national, or local alliances of highly centralized enterprises run.