An Analysis of Survey 2003 in Texas: High School Criminal Educators

W. Wesley Johnson, Sam Houston State University
Won-Jae Lee, Sam Houston State University

ABSTRACT
The impact of criminal justice and criminology courses in the high school curriculum in the United States is an interesting yet unexplored issue. Targeting on a sampling frame of 230 high school criminal justice educators in Texas, this research: (1) analyzes the high school criminal justice education in order to determine its impact on both students' career path in the field of criminal justice and reduction in school crime; (2) examine the educational background, teaching conditions, and job satisfaction of high school criminal justice educators in Texas; and (3) discusses implications and policy ramifications.

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