ERIC Number: ED249164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Crime and Control: Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Resource Materials for Teaching.
Deutschmann, Linda B., Ed.; Wright, Richard A., Ed.
One of a series of resources for teaching sociology at the postsecondary level, this volume contains syllabi and instructional materials for courses in criminology and criminal justice. Material is divided into four sections. Section 1, innovative approaches to the teaching of criminology, contains four papers which discuss a corrections practicum program, myths in criminal justice education, criminology from a feminist perspective, and capital punishment. Section 2 contains 38 projects, exercises, and assignments for use in teaching criminology. Sample activities are a criminal justice agency visit, a site observation, a book commentary, a newspaper notebook, and a study of crime on prime time television. Section 3 contains sample syllabi arranged in the following categories: criminology syllabi, corrections syllabi, and other syllabi. Of the 28 criminology syllabi, most focus on introductory courses, although some focus on special topics such as female criminality, politics and crime, and crime in the workplace. Syllabi on corrections cover courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses covered by other syllabi are criminal justice administration, police, law and society, victimology, and criminal justice theory. The final section, on special features, includes a guide to using feature films in teaching criminology, a list of selected films, an annotated bibliography, a bibliography of textbooks and readers, and reviews of current texts and readers. (LP)
Descriptors: Correctional Rehabilitation, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Crime, Criminal Law, Criminals, Criminology, Curriculum Guides, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Filmographies, Graduate Study, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Learning Activities, Legal Education, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
ASA Teaching Resources Center, 1722 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($11.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: For related teaching resources, see SO 015 958-968.