SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Mandracchia, J. T., Shaw, L. B., & Morgan, R. D. (2013). What’s up with the attitude? Changing attitudes about criminal justice issues. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40,  pp. 95–113.  

Questions to Consider:

  1. What was the authors’ hypothesis?
  2. Why is it important to examine public attitudes toward criminal justice issues?

Learning Objective: 1-8: Describe the process of ethical decision making in the criminal justice system.


Article 2: Sever, B., Coram, G., & Meltzer, G. (2008). Criminal justice graduate programs at the beginning of the 21st century: a curriculum analysis. Criminal Justice Review, 33, pp. 221–249.  

Questions to Consider:

  1. What has most of the literature examining subject matter taught to criminal justice and criminology students focused on?
  2. Which contemporary topic is especially important for graduate students, given the issue of globalization?

Learning Objective: 1-5: Describe the history of criminal justice as a field of study.


Article 3: Steinmetz, K. F., Schaefer, B. P., del Carmen, R.V., & Hemmens, C. (2014). Assessing the boundaries between criminal justice and criminology. doi: 10.1177/0734016814532100 

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are the two key disciplinary components examined in this study?
  2. What is a key finding of the study?
  3. Describe one limitation of the study?

Learning Objective: 1-6: Compare and contrast criminal justice and criminology.