Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Multimedia Communication (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Brian Graves


The mass media is first and foremost a business, and violence has and will always be a big seller. Television news and dramas especially focus largely on crime stories to appeal to their audiences. This documentary and thesis paper aim to point out this bias to the public and show problems this overemphasis on violence creates in our society. Several members of the general public as well as professionals in the Criminal Justice system were interviewed to show their thoughts on crime and prisons and to point out where they get their information. The Inside-Out Program is pointed out as one potential way to counteract stereotypes and dramatizations in the media, because it allows college students a chance to go into prisons and meet men and women who have been incarcerated.

MalloryTaylor_Capstone.mp4 (458770 kB)
Inside-Out Documentary