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Crime, Violence and Media

Debates about the role of crime in the media have been among the mostsustained and divisive in the field of communications, and they aredependent on a foundation of equally divisive debates about 'mediainfluence." This course will broaden this discussion to consider theculture of crime in relation to conventions of news and entertainment inthe mass media, and its larger social and political context. Topics willinclude crime reporting, the role of place in crime stories, the aestheticsof crime, moral panics and fears, crime and consumer culture, and thesocial construction of different kinds of crimes and criminals.

Course #
MCC-UE 9012


Aurora Wallace

Clinical Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication (European Director for MCC)