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