Topping the Classroom Charts: Teaching Ciminological Theory Using Popular Music

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Dr. . Reneè Lamphere, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: Today’s students are entering college having been immersed in media to an extent that has not been seen previously. The media-driven influence on college students has led many educators to use non-traditional mediums to engage their classes in meaningful learning experiences. Many educators advocate for the use of music and/or musical lyrics as a non-traditional teaching tool, specifically to illustrate the basic concepts of criminological theory. While many types of songs and lyrics could be used to teach criminological theory to undergraduate college students, the emphasis of this particular paper is on the use of popular music. Included is a discussion of using non-traditional instruction in the college classroom, student examples of theory application to popular music, and suggestions for implementing popular music in the classroom.

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Journal of Criminal Justice Education 26.4
Language: English
Date: 2015
Undergraduate College Students, College Education, College Classrooms, Teaching, Instruction, Media Influence, Non-Traditional Mediums, Non-Traditional Teaching Tools, Non-Traditional Instruction, Popular Music, Criminology Theory

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