Units of Study

SLSS2605 - Crime, Media and Culture

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Greg Martin


This unit examines criminological approaches that explore intersections between crime/criminal justice, media forms and cultural dynamics. Topics include delinquent gangs, youth, subcultures and the law, folk devils and moral panics, cultural criminology, graffiti, edgework, television and fictional crime, serial killers, dark tourism, new technologies and social protest, surveillance, high crime, crime without frontiers.


1x1000wd photo essay and/or critical commentary and/or book review (20%), 1x2000wd research essay (50%) and 1x1500wd take-home exam (30%)


reader available from the Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


SLSS1001 and (SLSS1002 or SLSS1003) and SLSS2603



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