Australian and Aotearoa Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Criminology: A Scoping Review

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Journal of Criminal Justice Education


The number of students studying criminology in higher education is growing across Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand). This article presents findings from a scoping review examining 26 studies on teaching and learning criminology in Australia and Aotearoa over the past 20 years. Three main themes emerged in the review, including: the adaptations and changes that have occurred within higher education environments; the inclusion of work integrated learning in criminology curricula; and innovative teaching practices. The article reflects on the implications of these findings and highlights future directions for scholarship investigating teaching and learning praxis in criminology.

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