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ERIC Number: EJ1126582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
The Impact of a Death Row Exoneration Testimonial on Social Work Students: A Teaching Note
Nordberg, Anne; Praetorius, Regina T.; McCoy, Mary K.; Mitschke, D. B.; Henderson, Jeremiah
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v37 n1 p87-99 2017
Criminal-justice-involved clients often are a complicated population for students to consider through a lens of oppression. Nevertheless, it is critical that they do so given that many will serve clients with criminal records during their careers. An attempt to challenge students' prejudice toward criminal-justice-involved people was deployed using a teaching technique derived from intergroup contact theory. The authors invited Juan Melendez to share his story of incarceration on death row for more than 17 years for a crime he did not commit. This article is an examination of the impact of Mr. Melendez's story and the application of intergroup contact theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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