Racism and Media

Your written assignment in this course is a research paper on a topic of your choosing. You may wish to investigate any number issues related to the crime and media, such as: representations of crime (youth crime, criminality and mental health, social class, race, death penalty, punishment, police cultures etc) in music, newspapers, video games, television or film et cetera. Papers should explore an issue as it connects to one or more of the course themes. The topic of the paper is flexible – be creative!The paper should be between 10-12 double spaced pages. As this is a research paper, you should draw on a minimum of ten empirical, scholarly, social science sources (these should be outside/in addition to the require readings for the course). The paper should review what is known about your topic and provide insights/implications for future research in the area.