Dec 08, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 3333 - Crime in the Media


3 cr. 3 hrs. Day course offered every other year. Also offered evenings.

Ordinary Americans get much of their information about crime and the criminal justice system from mass media. Unfortunately, this information is full of distortions, leading to policies that themselves are based on these distortions that have very little chance of accomplishing their purposes. This course is designed to help students identify these distortions and their consequences, compare and contrast the public image and reality of crime, and consider the implications of these findings for criminal justice policy and practice.

Prerequisite(s): CJ 2000 .



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