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Crime, Violence and Media

Debates about the role of crime in the media have been among the most
sustained and divisive in the field of communications, and they are

dependent on a foundation of equally divisive debates about “media

influence.” This course will broaden this discussion to consider the

culture of crime in relation to conventions of news and entertainment in

the mass media, and its larger social and political context. Topics will

include crime reporting, the role of place in crime stories, the aesthetics

of crime, moral panics and fears, crime and consumer culture, and the

social 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)