ERIC Number: ED198055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Criminal Justice Education: A Perspective.
Graham, Diane Milcic
The paper addresses the dichotomy between theory and practice in criminal justice curricula and suggests directions for graduate work in criminal justice. Five hierarchical models for undergraduate and graduate education which would bring together both theory and practice are briefly diagrammed. The focus of each model is a question which is answered in both a practical (job function) and theoretical (educational focus) mode. The first four models reflect an increasingly complex and comprehensive approach in dealing with the same problem. Graduate education would encompass the fifth model. It provides analysis of various theoretical approaches in combination with pragmatic problem solving. Academic and nonacademic experiences are coordinated and the interaction of theory and practice provides a check and balance system. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Criminal Justice
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (Philadelphia, PA, November, 1979).