Exploration of mediated representations of crime and how these impact on societal understandings of, and responses to, crime; the changing relationships between technology, social media, crime and law enforcement practices.
Explores mediated representations of crime and how these impact on societal understandings of, and responses to, crime. Addresses the changing relationships between technology, social media, crime and law enforcement practices.
|Paper title||Special Topic: Crime, Culture and Technology|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$904.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,954.75|
- 18 200-level SOCI, GEND, or CRIM points or 54 200-level Arts points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- (i) SOCI 304 may not be credited with SOCI 204 taken in the same year. When the topics of the papers differ, SOCI 304 and SOCI 204 passed in different years may both be credited.
The paper is open to students who meet the prerequisites, and it is especially suitable for students taking the Criminology minor.
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- Teaching staff
Coordinator and Lecturer: Dr Fairleigh Evelyn Gilmour
- Paper Structure
This paper will cover three key areas:
- Representations of crime
- Understanding crime in the era of social media
- The impact of technology on crime and crime control
No textbooks are required for this paper. Readings will be available on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have
- Developed a broad knowledge of key perspectives and debates around crime, media and technology.
- Displayed knowledge of new technologies that have proven to be particularly socially transformative.
- Demonstrated the ability to undertake critical thinking and reflection and to communicate theoretical ideas through analysis, written skills and oral presentation.