Units of Study

SLSS2605 - Crime, Media and Culture

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Greg Martin
Phone: +61 2 9351 3319
Email: greg.martin@sydney.edu.au


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.


1000wd photo essay and/or critical commentary and/or book review (20%) and 2000wd research essay (50%) and 1500wd take-home exercise (30%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 Junior credit points from Socio-Legal Studies) and (SLSS2603)



Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.


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