Suggested Visual Projects/Creative Measures:

Note: Your visual projects/creative measure: a) Must relate to "media, crime, and the criminal justice system." b) Must be approved before starting your creative measure. c) Cannot be something that you are doing or have done for another course. d) Research cannot be 100% online (i.e., google, askjeeves). e) Must conduct library research using scholarly works, (not the popular press -- Time Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated). No term papers! Email me your visual project idea/topic.

  • Make an "explosion box/card" that focuses on this week's topic.


  • Self-Assessment Questions for each Visual Project:


    1. List the names of the individuals in your group. What did you do exactly for this visual project? (If in a group, explain the division of labor and your individual contribution to this visual project).
    2. Explain in depth, how your visual project specifically relates to "media, crime, criminal justice" (i.e., the readings, the documentaries, class discussions, major concepts). What did you learn?
    3. Assess how the 6Cs apply to your visual project, with special attention on competence and creativity. What is your visual project self-assessment (provide a letter grade) ___ ? Explain why this particular grade.

    Recommended Readings:

  • Regina Lawrence. The Politics of Force: Media and the Construction of Police Brutality.
  • Frank Leishman and Paul Mason. Policing and the Media.
  • Aaron Doyle. Arresting Images: Crime and Policing in Front of the Television.
  • Kenneth Meeks. Driving While Black .
  • Kenneth Bolton & Joe Feagin. Black in Blue.

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Lawrence Lessig. Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity. Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Stanford University, has made his book free online.

    Course Syllabus for CRMJ 385 "Media, Crime, Criminal Justice"




    Media Sources:

      Left/Right Perspectives - Cursor - New York Times
      Arts and Letters Daily - The Economist - The Guardian
      Wall Street Journal -The Weekly Standard - The Nation
      Los Angeles Times - Chicago Tribune - The Washington Post
      Cursor's Al Jazeera Archive - Ha'aretz - Palestine Monitor

      Indymedia - BBC News - New Profile - Progressive Sociologists Network



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