UC Irvine's Criminology Outreach Program: High School and Junior High Students Engaging in Key Crime and Policy Issues Through Interactive Learning

Johnny Nhan, University of California, Irvine
John Dombrink, University of California, Irvine

ABSTRACT
UC Irvine's Criminology Outreach Program seeks to acquaint high school and middle school stuents with college course content and procedure, to familiarize students with the issues of student life and intellectural pursuit in college, and to involve the students in the type of policy debates that occur in the field of criminology. It is funded by the Outreach Programs of the University of California.

COP has several goals: a) to acquaint the students in local high schools which currently do not send a high proportion of their graduates to the University of California with the course content of the curriculum in criminology, criminal justice, and legal studies; b) to acquaint the students with the specific teaching and research interests of the Criminology, Law and Society faculty at UCI; c) to familiarize students with the issues of student life and intellectual pursuit in college; and d) to involve the students in the type of policy debates that occur in the field of criminology, involving topics like police-community issues, juvenile justice, racial profiling, hate crimes, the death penalty, gang suppression, drug penalties, and white-collar crime.

The poster will display several examples of student activities and writing products.

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Updated 05/20/2006