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Revista Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales

On-line version ISSN 2226-4000

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MOLINAS-DELVALLE, Diego Benjamín. Influence of television on the perception of insecurity and fear of crime of the Paraguayan population. Rev. Int. Investig. Cienc. Soc. [online]. 2021, vol.17, n.1, pp.158-174. ISSN 2226-4000.  https://doi.org/10.18004/riics.2021.junio.158.

This article analyzes the influence that television through the newscast about insecurity of two private channels, Telefuturo and SNT, on the perception of insecurity and fear of crime the Paraguayan population, with the characterization of this news and interviews with journalists and chroniclers that work in the presentation of this kind of news. The results indicate the intention to generate fear because of the rating this would generate and the news about insecurity have certain characteristics such as sensationalism, generalization, repetition of news, awareness of the viewer, visibility of violent events, criminal stereotypes , ignorance and prejudice of journalists that would influence people's perception and fear of insecurity.

Keywords : Television; Media criminology; Subjective insecurity.

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