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CRI3008 - Crime and the Media

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Bree Carlton


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


On successful completion of this subject students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of key theories of media representation; demonstrate a critical understanding of the interrelationship of media and criminal justice policy; demonstrate a critical understanding of criminological interpretations of media; understand the process of criminological research and be competent in the use of the internet for the purposes of criminological and media research; present and argue positions based on an understanding of criminological methods of media analysis and demonstrate a well-developed intellectual framework for interpreting and critically assessing the social and political implications of media representations of criminal justice.


Examination (2 hours): 40%
Research essay (2,500 words): 40%
Class presentation: 10%
Class participation: 10%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


CJC1001/1002 (These units are prerequisites ONLY if the student wishes to undertake a CJC major or minor. All other students can take this unit having completed any first year Arts sequence or by permission.)