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In defense of "cop shop" pedagogy

Description: Within the discipline of Criminal Justice, the term "Cop Shop" is often pejoratively used in academic circles to describe a method of instruction based on story and personal experience that often conjures the image of an off-duty police officer telling war stories. However, often missing from this negative perspective is the recognition that experience based descriptions of events and the application of the constructs offered in class can provide an invaluable enhancement for the practitioner-focused student. The concept of such experienced-based application is discussed, and student evaluations of faculty with and without practitioner experience are analyzed.

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Garner, R., & Lyons, P. (2016). In defense of "cop shop" pedagogy [Electronic Version]. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 12(2), 126-132.

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