Crime, Politics and the Media

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Crime, Politics and the Media

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Criminology, Government, Justice Studies, Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    30 units of credit completed including CRIM1010 or CRIM1011

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Crime and justice issues dominate politics, the media and popular culture. This course looks critically at the development and nature of ?law and order politics? and the media's fascination with crime, both of which govern popular understandings of crime risks and threats, and appropriate policy responses to them. We consider how and why crime and justice have become such a source of fascination and a policy area on which elections can be won, with reference to numerous examples from contemporary politics, news media and popular culture. For the course assessments, students will be asked to identify their own crime/criminal justice issue and develop an original analysis of how that issue is constructed in politics and/or news and entertainment media.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.


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