Examination of Teaching Styles and Opinions of Texas High School Criminal Justice Eductors

W. Wesley Johnson, Sam Houston State University
Won-Jae Lee, Sam Houston State University
Gene Bonham, Jr., Missouri Western State College

ABSTRACT
In recent years high schools have begun offering criminal justice and criminology courses. This analysis is based on a survey of high school criminal justice educators in Texas. This study (1) examines the educational background, teaching conditions, and job satisfaction of high school criminal justice educators in Texas; (2) identifies teaching styles and philosophies of high school criminal justice educators; and (3) discusses the relationship between high school criminal justice instruction, criminal justice career development, and higher education.

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