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CJS 365 Media in Criminal Justice: Fake News and High Drama

Students in this course explore the roles and responsibilities that the electronic, print, and social media have in reporting crime and criminal justice news. Students identify and analyze the nature of media relationships with various criminal justice agencies.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 6, 2020 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues and how they apply to media, crime and criminal justice.
  • Explain the role of the media in shaping contemporary responses to crime.
  • Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how criminal justice agencies interact.

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Media in Criminal Justice: Fake News and High Drama Eckberg, Deborah A Books for CJS-365-50 Fall 2024 Course details for CJS-365-50 Fall 2024