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CRIM11-114: Media and Crime

Description

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

TypeUndergraduate
CodeCRIM11-114
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

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: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021