AbstractSociology majors increasingly seek careers in the criminal justice sector and there is a need for realistic career preparation within sociology departments (Senter 2019) and it is essential to provide online learning opportunities in pandemic times (Kozimor 2020). This activity incorporates a podcast featuring a series of mini-interviews with corrections...
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- Criminal Justice
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- Any Level
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Usage NotesWith many sociology departments joining with criminal justice programs and an increasing number of students seeking careers in corrections it is relevant that we provide hands on information about related careers in sociology classrooms. Thus, I have started taping interviews with corrections professionals for use in classrooms. So far I have used the...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Gain and understanding of one or more professional role in the field of correctional treatment and rehabilitation.
- Make greater connections between the textbook/assigned literature and the actual practice of correctional theory and evidence-based practices in the field.
- Connect to prior knowledge and evaluate relevance for own career.
- Students will listen to one or more mini-interviews with employees in the field of corrections and summarize the field of work and the professional role.
- Application to class material and literature will require students to conceptualize how various professional roles use and incorporate sociological and criminological research into their daily routines.
- In their discussion posts and replies students connect to prior knowledge and (mis)conceptions about the professional area and – if applicable – evaluate the relevance of the professional narratives presented for their individual career.