Crime and Media



‘Crime’ encompasses a wide range of offences, including domestic violence, fraud, acts of terrorism, football hooliganism, illicit drug use, trafficking and murder. Trends in crime change over time, and therefore the priorities of the National Crime Agency need to reflect the most serious threats to the UK. However, public knowledge of crime and justice predominantly derives from the media, whether that is traditional or, more recently, online media.

Careers in the justice system can include roles focused on the prediction, prevention and investigation of offences, in addition to the reduction of reoffending, the rehabilitation of offenders and support services for victims. We can close the visit with a talk outlining what careers paths are available with a Criminology degree, how students can enter different careers and where opportunities are likely to develop in the future.

Key facts

Off campus
On campus
Half day
18 (on campus)
Key Stage
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Gatsby benchmarks
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
7. Encounters with further and higher education

Example programme

10.00 to 10.30am – Welcome and Overview of Activity 

10.30 to 12.00pm – Crime & Media Workshop. This masterclass will explore the influence of media on perceptions of crime and the fear of crime, attitudes towards punishment and the perceptions of police effectiveness.  Students will investigate how crimes have been reported by the media and how these reports have influenced public perceptions of crime. 

12.00 to 12.30pm(optional) Careers in Criminology, Student Feedback & Departure

Programme options:

Content can be amended for pre or post 16 age group. We can deliver the session on campus, in school, as an interactive session online, or adapt as a pre-recorded session online.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021