CRM 409 Exploring Criminal Justice Through Film

This is a writing-intensive course designed to explore the criminal justice system through its portrayal in both documentaries and feature films. Students will be asked to apply their understanding of criminology and criminal justice concepts, and their interpretation of scholarly readings, to critically analyze issues that emerge through such films. Students will be expected to formulate and share educated opinions on a variety of topics pertaining to law enforcement, courts, and corrections, including controversial issues such as excessive force, wrongful conviction, and prison corruption.





CRM 230, CRM 231, CRM 238, CRM 260, and CRM 322 (each completed with a C- or better)

General Education

  • Course meets Equity, Justice, and Inclusion Requirement


  • Irregular