Crime and popular culture in the classroom: Approaches and resources for interrogating the obvious

  title={Crime and popular culture in the classroom: Approaches and resources for interrogating the obvious},
  author={Jarret S. Lovell},
  journal={Journal of Criminal Justice Education},
  pages={229 - 244}
  • J. Lovell
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Art
  • Journal of Criminal Justice Education
"As a criminologist I feel more and more that my function is very similar to that of a book-reviewer or art critic." (Christie 1994:186) That "toys" are merely playthings that occasionally educate, but more frequently provide parents respite from rambunctious children, is but one reading of their social function. At a deeper level, toys represent a microcosm of the adult world. Whether implicitly or accidentally, they prepare the child for adulthood before s/he has the ability to think about it… 
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