CJS 365

Media in Criminal Justice: Fake News and High Drama

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 6, 2020 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues and how they apply to media, crime and criminal justice.
  • Analyze the role of the media in shaping contemporary responses to crime.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
  • Examine and explain the interrelationship between media, crime and criminal justice.
  • Understand how criminal justice agencies can most effectively work with the media.
  • Understand the legal parameters of Data Practice Laws.
  • 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 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Media in Criminal Justice: Fake News and High Drama Eckberg, Deborah A Roeglin, Bob Charles Books Course details