CCJS 470

Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Examines the role and significance of mass media in the field of criminology and criminal justice, including lawmaking, law breaking, and the responses to rule violations. The course covers the historical and contemporary media coverage of crime and criminal justice; the structure and content of media coverage of crime and related information; as well as the role and importance of media in the formation of citizen attitudes and behavior, decision-making, and public policy.

Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.