Rethinking Crime Photos & Rights of Nonviolent Offenders
November 12, 2018 12:55 PM Subscribe
Thanks to the internet’s meticulous record-keeping, journalists are rethinking the ethics of publishing the identities of nonviolent criminals. There is a growing movement in newsrooms across America to end the tradition of naming and shaming people for minor crimes. The advent of online news has prompted journalists to consider how such reporting can perpetuate the criminalization of nonviolent offenders far into the future, thanks to the meticulous record-keeping practices of search engines like Google.
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