You are viewing this page as an international student.
Change to Domestic

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa.

You are an international student whether you are within or outside Australia and you do not meet the domestic student criteria.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice and support for the Bond community. Read more

CRIM11-114: Media Criminology


This subject provides skills to assess the ways journalists and media organisations report and construct news about crime and criminal justice. It covers the relationship between police and journalists, media coverage of the courts, representations of prisons and prisoners, as well as laws relating to contempt and defamation. You will study empirical evidence from media criminology, investigative reporting, and the psychological and sociological issues relating to high profile crime reporting. You will develop personal and professional understandings of both legacy (newspapers and television) and new media (social media platforms), and the subject explores specific media such as podcasts, streamed fiction series, documentaries, movies, and gaming. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of theories, concepts and research methods in the field of media criminology. 2. Apply theories and empirical evidence to critically assess the ways forms of media cover crime and justice issues. 3. Interpret ethical standards and codes of practice as they relate to media-crime items and issues.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Restrictions: ?


Subject outlines

Subject dates

Future offerings not yet planned.