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Title: ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES AND DEBATES - AN ESSAY ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY AS PROFESSIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Author(s): F T MORN
Corporate Author: Joint Cmssn on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards
University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
Unite
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Joint Cmssn on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards
Chicago, IL 60680
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 79CD-AX-0001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE HISTORY AND CURRENT STATUS OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE AS ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES ARE DISCUSSED, TOGETHER WITH THE NATURE OF THE 'PROFESSIONALIZATION' PROCESS IN GENERAL.
Abstract: MILESTONES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE ARE REVIEWED. ATTRIBUTES OF THE 'CULTURE OF PROFESSIONALISM' ARE CONSIDERED, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE PROFESSIONALIZATION PROCESS. DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS WITHIN AND BETWEEN THE CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE DISCIPLINES ARE THEN CONSIDERED IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS PROCESS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE HAVE BEEN ACTING OUT A PROCESS EXPERIENCED BY OTHER ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES, AND THAT PROFESSIONALS IN BOTH FIELDS ARE UNDERGOING 'HEALTHY PERIODS OF SELF-ASSESSMENT AND SELF-CRITICISM.' IT IS ALSO CONCLUDED THAT THE TWO DISCIPLINES ARE JOINED BY A COMMON INTEREST, BUT SEPARATED BY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES: CRIMINOLOGY IS CLOSELY LINKED TO AN ACADEMIC TRADITION THROUGH SOCIOLOGY, WHILE CRIMINAL JUSTICE IS MORE CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF CRIMINOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE. THAT PROBLEMS MAY AWAIT BOTH DISCIPLINES AS LEAA FUNDS DIMINISH OR ARE DISTRIBUTED AMONG MORE PROGRAMS AND RESEARCHERS IS POINTED OUT. FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Criminology; Higher education; Professionalization
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