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CRIM11-114: Media and Crime

Description

This subject assesses the way 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; laws relating to contempt and defamation; representations of prisons and prisoners; investigative reporting; and the psychological and sociological issues relating to the effects of high profile crime reporting.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeCRIM11-114
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Develop knowledge of the variety of theories and methods in the field of media and crime and justice.
2. Apply this knowledge in understanding how the media actually covers crime and justice issues.
3. Apply critical thinking skills in assessing how the media covers crime and justice issues.
4. Understand and interpret journalistic and criminological ethical standards and codes of practice as they relate to media and crime items.

Prerequisites

No prior knowledge required.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018