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ACR204 - Crime, Media and Justice

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Richard Evans


4 credit points at any level



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit engages with core issues shaping popular perceptions and representations of crime. Crime is literally everywhere in the media. It occupies the majority of prime-time television. It fills the majority of newspapers. But to what extent can we equate what we read, hear or view with the realities of crime? The unit engages with core issues shaping criminology as we unravel the complex relationship between crime, media and justice.


Report, 50%, 2000 words

Presentation, 25%, 1000 words

Group Assignment25%, 1000 words

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