2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

CRJ 464 Popular Culture, Crime and Justice

Examines the interrelationships between popular culture, crime, and justice. Explores history of this linkage, the research, and the current issues. Examines popular culture's depictions of victims, offenders, and professionals in the criminal justice system. Popular culture depictions are found in print media (newspapers, magazines and tabloids), popular literature (police and law procedures), true crime fiction, films, television, rap music, and comics. Impact of popular culture by various media is addressed through the presentation of historical and contemporary research images of crime on individuals, groups, and public policy. Prerequisite: Upper division status.