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.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
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.
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