module specification

SC5050 - Crime, Media and Technology (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Crime, Media and Technology
Module level Intermediate (05)
Credit rating for module 15
School School of Social Sciences
Total study hours 150
 
45 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
105 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Oral Examination 50%   Oral Discussion
Coursework 50%   Literature review
Running in 2022/23
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Autumn semester North Friday Afternoon

Module summary

This module looks at the media impact on public perceptions of crime and justice.
It also looks at the way contemporary media and technologies influence criminal behaviour and influence the operations of the criminal justice system.

1. Consider the various relationships between media, technology and crime

2. Develop an understanding of the role of the media in shaping perceptions of crime
and criminal justice, with a particular emphasis on marginalised and minoritized
           groups

3. Develop an awareness and familiarity with the emerging forms of deviant behaviour facilitated by contemporary technologies and/or the media

4. Provide an overview of the way technologies interact with crime and the criminal
           justice  system

5. Provide students with an opportunity to develop their academic and digital literacies
           to enhance their learning experience

6. Develop summarising and analytical skills

Module aims

 

 

Syllabus

The module will consider the various relationships between media, technology and crime and will investigate the role of the media in shaping perceptions of crime and criminal justice.
It will look at how technology both affects and is affected by crime and the criminal justice system and will link forms of deviant behaviour to various forms of technology. Areas studied include the manufacturing of crime news, cybercrime, crime and violence, terrorism and drug taking and technology. (LOs 1-5)

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Teaching is delivered primarily through workshops and blended learning tasks, with a heavy emphasis on student centered activities.
Students are expected to spend approximately 6 hours per week in independent study and writing.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Have an understanding of the various relationships between media, technology and crime

2. Critically evaluate the ways in which the media influences perceptions and opinions of crime and criminal justice.

3. Link deviant behaviour to various forms of technology and/or media

4. Demonstrate how technologies interact with crime and the Criminal
           Justice System

5. Summarise, critically analyse and reflect on media research and/or articles

 

Assessment strategy

The first is an analysis and discussion of an academic article or piece of media research. (LOs 1, 5)

The second is a literature review (2000 words) which builds upon the first assessment and requires students summarise, synthesise and analyse a range of chosen readings(LOs 2, 3, and 4)

Bibliography