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NCJ Number: 156203 Find in a Library
Title: Pedagogical Reconstruction: Incorporating African-American Perspectives Into the Curriculum
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice Education  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:85-104
Author(s): V D Young; H T Greene
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 20
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article analyzes historical and current works by Black Americans on race and crime, and begins to integrate these works into the criminology/criminal justice curriculum as part of an ongoing pedagogical reconstruction.
Abstract: The authors discuss Black American perspectives in the context of the continuing cultural literacy/multiculturalism debate, and review Black American scholarly research published between 1899 and 1989. Black Americans' works have a history that parallels mainstream works, but also there are works that differ significantly from the mainstream. It becomes clear from this survey that there is no monolithic Black American perspective on race and crime. Black American perspectives can be incorporated into criminal justice curricula by making these works mandatory reading, assigning descriptive and evaluative critiques of specific works, and assigning comparative analyses of mainstream and Black American research. 4 tables, 7 notes, and 76 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Corrections; Criminal justice research; Race-crime relationships
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