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.

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


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

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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



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