Curricular Unit:Code:
Contemporary Violence and Mass Media1178VCMM
2UndergraduateCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
This course aims to provide an overview of crime as a socially constructed phenomenon, analyzing the implications of their media representation. Thus, discipline brings together topics such as crime and violence - the conceptual and legal enquadrmento, the social construction of crime and violence, the representation of crime and violence in the media.
The concept of violence; the history of the concept of violence; social perception of violence; the functioning of the media system; the representation of violence in the media; media representation of violence and contemporary society.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The domain of knowledge in the area of ??crime journalism requires the theoretical understanding of the presence of media in societies, which is obtained by the critical reflection on cases of violence representation in the media.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Presentation of theoretical works based on critical reflection on reference authors. Continuous evaluation.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The presentation of theoretical papers on cases of violence representation in the media will allow a better critical reflection on the essential issues in this area.
Berns, E. (2017) Framing the Victim: Domestic Violence, Media, and Social Problems. London: Routledge
Eashwar, S. S. (2000). Media and violence: Media, violence and challenges facing modern societies. Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development and UNESCO
Fernandes, L. e Manita, C. (1998). Imagens da Desviância – droga, insegurança urbana e criminalidade na imprensa. Lisboa: C. M. L. e Cenjor
Fonseca, Ernesto Paulo (1998). Representação social da insegurança crime e crise. FPCEUP
Greer, C. (2009). Crime and media. A reader. Taylor & Francis Group.
Liebler, C. et al. (2016) Domestic Violence as Entertainment: Gender, Role Congruity and Reality Television, in Media Report to Women, 14. 22-36
Lipovetsky, Gilles (1988). A Era Do Vazio: Ensaios Sobre o Individualismo Contemporâneo. Lisboa: Relógio D.’água.
Ventura, I. e Ferreira, V. (org.) (2017). Média e Violência Sexual. Coimbra: CES.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Manuela Niza Ribeiro (
Ricardo Pinto (