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CRIM11-114: Media Criminology

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

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: CRIM11-114
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning objectives

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

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022