Crime News: Consumption and Impact on Malaysians



Chan, Pui Sze (2021) Crime News: Consumption and Impact on Malaysians. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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The latest 2020 crime rate in Malaysia is up to 6.06 million of people indicating a distressing crime issues and the need to undertake safety consciousness of crime. This study investigate the consumption habits of crime news among and explore the impact of crime news exposure among Malaysians. In this research, it is found that Malaysians consume crime news frequently and most of them uses social media the most in consuming crime news. Besides, each time when consuming crime news, a lot of Malaysians usually spend 2 minutes to 5 minutes. However, only those who spend certain time such 6 minutes to 10 minutes will be impacted by certain crime news. It was also found that more female than male in Malaysia are more likely to be affected by the crime news exposure. The Uses and Gratification theory is applied where personal identity or personal psychology is one of the points for media usage as Malaysians consume crime news to reassure themselves and their family and friends from becoming one of the crime victims. Other than that, surveillance is also applied as Malaysians consume crime news to keep themselves updated on the latest information on crime and get information of crime that has happened lately that affect or help Malaysians to do or accomplish matters of crime.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Language and Literature > Literature (General) > Journalism
Faculties: Faculty of Communication and Creative Industries > Bachelor of Communication (Honours) in Journalism
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 11:54
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 11:54