26 July 2024
Media and Crime
This course will introduce you to current debates concerning crime and the media. We explore how crime news is constructed rather than being purely factual and delve into topics like fake news, true crime, and crime fiction.
Topics include the theoretical analysis from criminology, sociology, media studies and cultural studies to provide a critical understanding of the relationship between media and crime, as well as the ways in which crime news are constructed and leads to
feelings of fear and insecurity towards certain crimes, spaces and certain social groups.
After this important framework, illustrative themes are addressed to examine the extent to which crime and justice are constructed according to prevailing cultural assumptions and ideologies. This course includes discussions about social issues addressed by the media (childhood, sexuality, religion, etc.) as well as representations of crime in multiple mediums (newspaper, movies, documentaries, books, new media).
Dr Thais Sardá, Senior Lecturer in Criminology
This course is ideal for students from any of the following disciplines -Criminology, Policing, Sociology, Communication and Media Studies, Psychology, and Law.
This course will introduce you to current debates concerning crime and the
media. We explore how crime news is constructed rather than being purely factual
and delve into topics like fake news, true crime, and crime fiction.
10 UK Credit Points / 5 ECTS, Certificate of Attendance, and an official Transcript of Results.
GBP 1200: Apply and pay your tuition fee by 30 April 2024 and receive our Early-Bird discount of £100. Tuition fee includes course materials, field trips, our exciting social and cultural programme, support from our friendly team of student buddies, use of our GSS Hub with free drinks, and a trip to the beautiful university city of Cambridge.
GBP 440: Accommodation in our on-campus student halls. All rooms are single with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living spaces. Halls are self-catered and kitchen and bedding packs will be provided. Our accommodation is right in the heart of the city and so there are lots of food shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and takeaways just a short walk away.
£100 Early-bird discount if tuition fee payment is received by 30 April 2024. A further discount is offered to groups of 10+ students travelling from the same University.