"Teaching about gender, race, social class and sexuality in criminal justice and criminology classrooms can be challenging. Professors may face resistance when they ask students to examine how gender impacts victimization, how race affects interactions with the police, how socioeconomic status shapes experiences in court or how sexuality influences treatment in the criminal justice system. Teaching Criminology at the Intersection is an instructional guide to support faculty as they navigate teaching these topics. Bringing together the experience and knowledge of expert scholars, this book provides time-strapped academics with an accessible how-to guide for the classroom, where the dynamics and discrimination of gender, race, class and sexuality demographics intersect and permeate criminal justice concerns. In the book, the authors of each chapter discuss how they teach a particular contemporary criminal justice issue and provide their suggestions for best practice, while grounding their ideas in pedagogical theory. Chapters end with a toolkit of recommended activities, assignments, films, readings or websites. As a teaching handbook, Teaching Criminology at the Intersection is appropriate reading for graduate level criminology, criminal justice and women's and gender studies teaching instruction courses and as background reading and reference for instructors in these disciplines"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. The social construction of a monster: a lesson from a lecture on race / Paul Hernandez and Toby A. Ten Eyck 2. Research on teaching sensitive topics : a review of the challenges and opportunities for enhancing the classroom experience / Kathryn A. Branch and Tara N. Richards 3. Self-reflection in motion : the victimology classroom / Helen Jones 4. Still at the periphery : teaching race, ethnicity, crime, and justice / Helen Taylor Greene 5. The invisible minority : making the LGBT community visible in the criminal justice classroom / Emily Lenning 6. Filling the void : classroom strategies for teaching about crimes of the powerful / Elizabeth A. Bradshaw 7. Women are more than victims : gender, crime and the criminal justice system / Walter S. DeKeseredy.