Teaching race and crime: Perspectives from the classroom

Shaun L. Gabbidon, Pamela Preston

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This paper examines the experiences of a select group of faculty (N = 37) from across the country who teach courses related to race and crime. Using survey methodology, the researchers solicited the faculty members' views on the course as well as their experience in teaching the course. The research was also designed to determine the receptivity of students to the course, as well as the nature of the evaluation scores of instructors who teach these courses. Most instructors reported having had a good teaching experience and felt the course should be required. Respondents also indicated that their teaching evaluation scores for race and crime courses were generally in line with their scores for other courses. The research found very minimal differences between the teaching evaluation scores of white and nonwhite race and crime instructors. Students were perceived to be generally enthusiastic about taking this course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-124
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 22 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anthropology
  • Law


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