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Course Information from the University Catalog
Recent developments in the field.
Equivalent to ADJ 490 (2009-2010 Catalog)
Topics vary. May be used to fulfill requirements for different concentrations in the BS in criminology, law, and society depending on the topic. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits when topic is different.
Section Information from the Schedule of Classes for Spring 2012
Media Coverage of Crim Justice —
07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Robinson A111
Much of the public's perception of law enforcement and the criminal justice system is shaped not by personal experience, but by the news media. With the help of guest speakers such as police chiefs, prosecutors, judges, reporters and editors, we'll examine how the news media work, how they impact the justice system and its participants, and how they affect public understanding of the law, by focusing on local cases such as the D.C. sniper and Virginia Tech shootings and national cases such as Casey Anthony, Michael Jackson and Kobe Bryant.
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