Nov 18, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

CJ 415 - Media and Crime


This course will explore how public attitudes and policies are shaped by the unique relationship between criminal justice and modern media. News media, popular culture, academic scholarship, and criminal justice produced media will all be examined to help students understand how societal beliefs about crime and justice are shaped by the complex and sometimes dangerous educative functions of the media. Students will be encouraged to consume and discuss various media sources critically with the objective of understanding how their own beliefs and knowledge of the criminal justice system are constructed. Prerequisite: CJ 302 . (3)