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CRJU 3250 - Crime and the Media

Description

Analyzes the role the mass media has on human behavior, subsequently affecting human judgment, attitudes, perceptions of crime, and societal reactions to crime in general. This course analyzes how the general public processes the "criminal event" and other pertinent information regarding crime and how this process is fundamentally derived from the media and is an instrumental element in the creation of fear of crime.


Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze and understand the content of crime and justice in the news and entertainment media.
  2. Critically analyze and understand the medias influence on the level of violence and crime in society.
  3. Critically analyze and understand the medias influence on public attitudes and perceptions of crime and criminality.
  4. Critically analyze and understand the medias influence on public attitudes and perceptions of crime and criminality.
  • Module 1: Theorizing Media and Crime
  • Module 2: The Construction of Crime News
  • Module 3: Media and Moral Panics
  • Module 4: Police, Offenders, and Victims in the Media
  • Module 5: The Role of the Internet in Crime and Deviance
  • Module 6: Media Misogyny and Crime Films & Crime Films and Prison Films
  • Module 7: Media Construction of Children
  • Module 8: Conceptualizing the Relationship between Media and Crime
3

Credit Hours

Criminal Justice


Prerequisites

  • CRJU 1100

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