Exploring the criminology curriculum

Stockdale, Kelly, J. and Sweeney, Rowan ORCID: 0000-0003-4697-3302 (2019) Exploring the criminology curriculum. Papers from the British Criminology Conference, 19. pp. 84-105.

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There are calls across Higher Education to address deep structural inequalities with specific concerns that the marginalisation of certain voices (female, colonised, nonwestern and LGBTQ+) has influenced and distorted the production of knowledge in relation to key criminological topics and issues (Agozino, 2003; Cunneen and Rowe, 2015; Connell, 2007). This article presents initial findings from a pilot study exploring the curriculum of a new criminology Bachelor of Arts degree programme at a post-92 English University. It provides a timely starting point, given the proliferation of HE criminology courses in the UK, and suggests there is both increasing pressures to develop course material and over-familiarisation and acceptance of dominant narratives in criminology. This paper serves as a call to action to critically engage with the sources used: in so doing we put forward a simple ‘inclusivity matrix’ that can be used both when designing curricula and for teaching critical information literacy

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education; Neoliberalism; Decolonialising the curriculum; Race; Gender
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Rowan Sweeney
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2024 14:04
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2024 14:04
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/13967

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