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NCJ Number: 148658 Find in a Library
Title: Teaching of Criminology
Author(s): J Vigh
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 15
Type: Presentation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Hungary
Annotation: The teaching of criminology in Europe is examined with respect to the content, who will be taught, and how it will be taught, particularly in Europe.
Abstract: The content includes crime as a mass phenomenon, as well as a criminal act in a particular case involving the perpetrator, the victim, and the circumstances. Criminological studies focus on the nature and dynamics of crime, crime causes, and crime prevention. Criminology currently is taught mainly to law students and the students of applied social sciences. Current education is insufficient to meet the increasing demand for specialized criminologists, especially in the smaller European countries. Audiovisual teaching or demonstration methods are better approaches to teaching than are formal logical deductions alone. To this end, the use of videotapes may make it possible to reduce the use of lectures and allow faculty more time for consultation, the evaluation of written papers, and preparation of lectures and videos. Outline of contents of the author's textbook on criminology
Main Term(s): Criminal justice education; Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Educational courses; Europe; Foreign criminal justice research; Teaching/training techniques
Note: Lecture prepared for the 11th Criminological Congress, Budapest, Hungary, August 22-28, 1993
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