CRIM 205

Crime, Media and Society


The relationship between crime and the media is complex and contradictory. This course investigates this relationship by encouraging students to develop an understanding of how the media help to influence the public views of crime and criminalisation. It will do this by focusing on media portrayals of crime and criminal behaviour, media effects, and theories of media and communication.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for CRIM 205.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Not taught in 2022


Coordinator(s) Dr Claire Meehan


CRIM 205: 15 points


30 points at Stage I in Law, Media, Film and Television, Psychology, or Sociology