Media and Crime

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Media and Crime

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject assesses the way journalists and media organisations report and construct news about crime and criminal justice. It covers the relationship between police and journalists; media coverage of the courts; laws relating to contempt and defamation; representations of prisons and prisoners; investigative reporting; and the psychological and sociological issues relating to the effects of high profile crime reporting.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Develop knowledge of the variety of theories and methods in the field of media and crime and justice.
    2. Apply this knowledge in understanding how the media actually covers crime and justice issues.
    3. Apply critical thinking skills in assessing how the media covers crime and justice issues.
    4. Understand and interpret journalistic and criminological ethical standards and codes of practice as they relate to media and crime items.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.