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Media and Crime
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- 13 Jul 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain key criminological and journalism, media and communications concepts, approaches and methods used in the study of media and crime
- Analyse mediated representations of crime showing an awareness of the broader social and political implications of these media practices
- Evaluate and discuss the relationship between media and crime, including the role of the media in shaping public knowledge and understandings of crime and criminality
- Media, Crime, and Audiences
- Framing Crime Tutorial Presentations
- Children, Youth, and Crime Media
- Conspiracy and Sense-Making in Crime News Tutorial Presentations
- Framing Environmental Crime and Activism Tutorial Presentations
- Cyber-Crime and Surveillance Culture
- Dialling M for Murder: A History of Crime on Screen
- The CSI Effect and Beyond: TV and Crime Drama
- Real Crime: Documentary and Truth
- Celebrity and Crime
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. You will engage with key critical criminology and media and communications theories and concepts to analyse the construction of crime news and other popular media representations, and the broader social and political implications of these media practices. Key areas covered may include media representations of population groups in relation to crime (e.g. youth crime); the relationship between journalists and police as news sources; the laws and ethics of crime and court reporting; cybercrime; celebrity criminals; reality-based television shows and "the CSI effect"; and the impacts of social media and surveillance culture on crime reporting.
- Group Presentation – Crime Case Study (20%%)
- Analytical Essay (40%%)
- Media Analysis (40%%)
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