Intravia, J., Wolff, K. T., & Piquero, A. R. (2018). Investigating the Effects of Media Consumption on Attitudes Toward Police Legitimacy. Deviant Behavior, 39(8), 963–980. In this article, the influence of media such as the Internet and social media on policing and police-related outcomes. The researcher used a sample of young adults who are consuming social media for communication, news, and entertainment and the effect on police legitimacy. The findings revealed that news online readers are more likely to have negative attitudes toward police legitimacy
Miethe, T. D., Venger, O., & Lieberman, J. D. (2019). Police use of force and its video coverage: An experimental study of the impact of media source and content on public perceptions. Journal of Criminal Justice, 60, 35-46 This resource offers insight into the statistics of the use of force by the police department. The study was based on an online sample of 581 adults reacting to the relationship between policing policy, social media, and social perceptions.
Silva, J. (2021). The news media’s framing of mass shootings: gun access, mental illness, violent entertainment, and terrorism. Aktualʹnye Problemy Èkonomiki i Prava, 15(2), 332–359. https://doi.org/10.21202/1993-047X.15.2021.2.332-359 This article is very interesting as it assesses the attitude of US citizens towards mass shootings by studying the materials published in the news media. The authors approached the research of the social Phenomenon and analyzed the historical development and functioning of the totality of objective and subjective factors. The mass shootings in America between 2000 and 2016 were included in the research.