Crime, Media and Culture (SLSS2605)


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.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd Photo Essay and/or critical commentary and/or book review (20%), 1x2000wd Research essay (50%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.