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

@article{Lovell2001CrimeAP,
  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},
  year={2001},
  volume={12},
  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… 
Pop culture, crime and pedagogy
The purpose of this paper was to examine how to use pop culture effectively in criminal justice courses. Currently, the Department of Criminal Justice/Criminology uses different forms of pop culture,

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