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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
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?

Nil

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020