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CJ 3550. Crime, Media, and Culture. 3 Hours.

This class concerns the representations of crime and the criminal justice system in the media. Television, film, news organizations, music, and electronic/internet media intersects with crime and the criminal justice system in a number of important ways. The point of this course is to examine how the media represents, distorts, and/or filters crime and justice issues. We will explore the impact the media has on public perceptions of crime and society, criminals, and the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: CJ 3270 (Grade C- or higher) (can be concurrently enrolled).