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Teaching Criminal Justice as Feminist Praxis

Duggan, Marian and Bishop, Charlotte (2022) Teaching Criminal Justice as Feminist Praxis. In: Young, Suzanne and Strudwick, Kate, eds. Teaching Criminology and Criminal Justice: Challenges for Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 35-56. ISBN 978-3-031-14898-9. E-ISBN 978-3-031-14899-6. (doi:10.1007/978-3-031-14899-6_3) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:98646)

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Feminist scholars who teach criminology, criminal justice and/or criminal law modules often find their personal and professional identities intersect when addressing issues of a gendered and intersectional nature. Some have the freedom and autonomy to embed their values and ethics into their teaching approach, while others face institutional resistance and restrictions. Programme requirements may also constrain scholars’ abilities to do justice to a range of competing experiences, perspectives, and critiques. This chapter presents selected findings from a 2019 empirical study into feminist academics’ experiences of teaching gendered and intersectional socio-legal issues in UK universities. It explores the internal and external barriers encountered by participants who sought to effect positive change in their students through their feminist approaches to teaching criminal justice topics. Alongside this, the chapter highlights participants’ examples of best practice in managing student resistance and overcoming institutional barriers to embed intersectional perspectives as part of a feminist commitment to critical and purposeful pedagogy.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-031-14899-6_3
Projects: Exploring feminist academics' experiences of teaching gendered and intersectional socio-legal issues
Uncontrolled keywords: Criminal Justice, Feminist Pedagogy, Socio-legal Studies, Transformational Teaching
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Marian Duggan
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2022 13:52 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2022 15:20 UTC
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