Session 144: PP33 -> What We've Learned: Lessons of Criminology
Time: 3:30PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13
Place: Montrose 1
Session Chair: Mary Dodge, University of Colorado - Denver
The reflections of experienced scholars and their suggestions of viable pathways for those on the road to a criminology career are instrumental in understanding the past and planning for the future. The lessons of criminology encourage a unique type of introspection and involve evaluating what we have done and planning for where we are going. becoming a successful criminologist is an evolving process, with the likelihood of a number of bumps and detours along the route. Dedication, perseverance, wise choices, and some luck all contribute to upward movement in the discipline. Learning entails not only discovering the new but recognizing the importance of the past. According to Gilbert Geis, "flame is fleeting" and the best aspiration "is to have been able to put a pebble onto the rockpile of knowledge." The foundation for much of "what we do and don't know" in criminology is built on the work and life experiences of scholars who have excelled in researching, teaching, and mentoring.
It's a Wonderful Life: Reflections on a Career in Progress
by: Francis T. Cullen, University of Cincinnati (Corresponding)
Learning How to Learn and Its Sequelae
by: Joan McCord, Temple University (Corresponding)
The Good Boy in a High-Delinquency Area--40 Years Later
by: Frank Scarpitti, University of Delaware (Corresponding)
Ignore Warnings, I Became a Criminologist
by: Jackson Toby, Rutgers University (Corresponding)
Unwinding: Reflections on a Career
by: James F. Short, Jr., Washington State University (Corresponding)

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