Crime and Media
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- Understand current and emerging debates about the intersections of media and crime,
- Understand and explain the nature of mass media representations of crime in local and globalised contexts,
- Understand key theoretical and methodological approaches to research in media criminology,
- Demonstrate your ability to apply these theoretical and methodological understandings to an analysis of crime texts,
- Have developed your critical faculties as consumers of the mass media, particularly in relation to representations of crime and criminality.
- Media theory: Theories of mass media: sociology and media studies perspectives
- Media audiences and effects: Media-person interactions
- Media and crime: What do we know? Theory and research
- Moral panics and the fear of crime
- Film and moving image
- Construction and production
- Identity and cyberspace
- Harassment, victimisation, and cyberspace
- Surveillance, crime and safety
- Media and the criminal justice system : Who uses whom?
- What's the point?
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
This is not an introductory subject, it is a second year subject. You must have a basic understanding of the first year criminology subjects.
No special requirements
- Major Essay (50%)
- Online Quiz/s (20%)