Crime, Media And Popular Culture SOCIO5001
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Social and Political Sciences
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
10 x two hour sessions
Requirements of Entry
In order to take this module you need to have met the requirements for entry into our MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Criminology and Criminal Justice Programme. This means achieving a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
Students will be offered a choice of one of two options:
(1) Essay of 4,5,000 - 5,000 words (1005) , OR,
(2) Two reviews of 2,500 words each (2 x 50%)
Essays and reviews would have the same deadline (and both reviews would be due at the same time), at the end of the course
The Course aims to:
(1) Provide a grounding and understanding of how media and popular culture represent and engage with crime and criminal justice issues including influencing policy; and, (2) Enable students to participate knowledgeably and critically in debates about crime and popular culture.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
(1) Demonstrate an understanding of the key theories about media, crime and popular culture in contemporary society; (2) Distinguish and evaluate the different modes and genres of media which participate in representation and circulation of crime and criminal justice messages; and, (3) Use these achievements to assess the role of the arts in penal reform.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits