Minimum Requirements for Week 6:

  • Basics:
    ---You should be familiar with the various issues discussed in this week's readings -- Surette chapter 3, "Social Construction of Crime and Justice in the News Media" and part 3 of Potter and Kappeler, "The Effects of Constructing Crime." In other words, you should be able to answer the discussion questions and to be an active contributor to our class discussions.
    --- You should be familar with the above list of concepts, and able to show how these concepts relate to the news media, crime and criminal justice.


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