AbstractThe objective of this classroom activity is to engage students with examples of criminological theories found in popular culture. This activity will assess students’ understanding of criminological theory such as labeling theory, differential association theory, and strain theory. In order to do this, the activity will consist of a think-pair-share...
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Usage NotesThis activity uses a mix between a think-pair-share technique of learning and a jigsaw technique of learning. The think-pair-share technique of learning is when students work individually on a task for a specified period of time (Nilson 2010). After they have worked individually, they meet with other students to discuss, and then share with the entire...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to identify, dispute, and utilize criminological theories.
- Students will be better able to discuss criminological theory.
- This goal will be assessed through the students’ ability to read through excerpts from song lyrics and to identify the theory that is underlying in the lyrics.
- This goal will be assessed through the students’ ability to teach one another about their selected theory. Discussing and having the students teach one another enables students to use both verbal and critical thinking skills.