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2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMM 440 - Media and Criminal Justice


4 Hour(s) Credit
Course enhancing the understanding of the media-criminal justice relationship as media coverage corresponds with heightened public demand for accountability in law enforcement, corrections, legal and judicial agencies. Study news coverage and entertainment portrayals of institutional and source-reporter interaction in criminal justice agencies, which are developing sophisticated public information and media relations strategies. Evaluate whether the public can be better informed without sacrificing the integrity of media and criminal justice agencies.
Three hours per week with enhancement.
Prerequisites C or better in COMM 344 .
May Not Receive Credit for Both COMM 440 and CMAT 440