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Louisville, Kentucky


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CJ 354

Crime and the Media

The course covers the portrayal of crime in the mass media and examines how the media provides a distorted image of the true reality of crime and criminal justice, which in turn distorts public perception. This course will analyze how crime is socially constructed through media coverage and how mass mediated misperceptions of the reality of crime and criminal justice affect the actual operation of the various components of the criminal justice system and public policy

Units: 3.0