Media representations of crime, both real and fictional, have a significant impact on our understandings of, and responses to, crime. This subject introduces students to the relationship between the criminal justice system and media. Students will examine key criminological and media theories as applied to the relationship between media and crime, including representations of vulnerability, gender, race and class. This subject will also look at representations of crime in fiction. Students will analyse the representations of offenders, police, crime, prisons and the courts in image and text. The subject will also look at the impact of social media on the perception and representation of the criminal justice system.
Centre for Law and Justice
Any Level 2 JST Subject
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST338 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.