UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

CRIM3309 - Media and Crime

CRIM 3309 Media and Crime (3 semester credit hours) Examines the media's image of crime and the criminal justice system. An emphasis is placed on how various types of media construct or perceive criminal activities, how the media influences public policy and shapes perceptions of crime as a social problem. Topics include crime news, films and television dramas depicting crime and criminals, the media as a cause, consequence and cure for crime and news-making criminology. (3-0) R