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Author Jaksa, Joseph J
Title The impact of ideologies in criminal justice education: Investigating the acceptance of a practice-based curriculum in undergraduation education
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Descript 128 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-02, Section: A, page: 0456
Adviser: Eileen S. Johnson
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Oakland University, 2010
The academic field of criminal justice education was created in the early part of the 20th Century. Since the inception of this social science discipline, it has been embroiled in debate and controversy. This debate is the results of the differences in theoretical teaching methods in these programs. Some college programs offer students a theory-based educational program, known as criminology, while other institutions teach a practical-based curriculum, referred to as criminal justice. Although these curricula both dedicate their efforts to reducing or eliminating crime, the information presented to undergraduate students is based on distinctly different educational ideologies In this study, research was conducted pertaining to the definition of the curriculum, the ideological history of this discipline, an investigation of the potential acceptance of a practice-based curriculum by criminal justice faculty members, and an inquiry into potential changes from an academic ideology to a theoretical model. The research identifies and addresses the ideological shift in this curriculum and the future impact the shift will have on criminal justice undergraduate education
School code: 0446
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 72-02A
Subject Sociology, Criminology and Penology
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Education, Higher
Alt Author Oakland University
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