Jun 28, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022 
  
Catalog 2021-2022
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AM 346 - True Crime in America


Credits: 4
A critical examination of contemporary American true crime narratives, that is, accounts about a criminal act or acts based on fact rather than fiction.  The course argues that true crime narratives throw into relief particular cultural concerns and values and help us understand American culture and the complex relationships among criminality, deviance, ethics, identity, justice, power, and representation. Students will  considers questions such as What do true crime narratives tell us about the complicated relationship between power and justice at specific historical moments? Who has wielded (legitimate and illegitimate) power? And when crimes have been committed, what forms has justice taken, and who has administered it?
Note(s): Fulfills social sciences requirement; fulfills bridge experience.
D. Nathan



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