CRJ 217 Crime and the Media (3 credits)
The media has a significant impact on the criminal justice system. This course will investigate the interplay among various aspects of the media and the criminal justice system. Students will have the opportunity in class to examine products of the media that relate to police, courts and corrections. The media's portrayals of a diverse population and the subsequent impact on the functioning of the criminal justice system will be explored. The course will analyze the legal and ethical issues faced by both the media and the criminal justice system in the administration of justice in the United States. Prerequisite: ENG and RDG placement must be at college level or Permission of Instructor.