Post Tagged with: "Criminology"

Preparing for Difficult Conversations in Criminal Justice Classrooms

Bryant Jackson-Green, Department of Social Ecology Criminal justice coursework inevitably involves discussions about difficult topics. Learning about violent crime, sexual assault, and similarly traumatic experiences is a central part of the curriculum and key to grasping the stakes criminal justice systems engage with daily. But if not handled sensitively, discussions on these issues can be difficult for instructors and students alike in ways that hinder rather than contribute to learning. […]

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Service-learning: Teaching Criminology Beyond the Classroom

Gabriela Gonzalez, Department of Criminology, Law, & Society Making a Murderer, The Keepers, Mindhunter, Criminal Minds, How to Get Away with Murder. One need only flip open their laptop to get a glimpse of society’s obsession with true crime and crime drama. This obsession can also find its way into the classroom. All things considered, it is no surprise that students enroll in criminology courses with preconceived notions (informed by […]

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