Broader Social Context as a Lens for Learning: Teaching Criminal Law

Disciplines: the lenses of learning, Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (eds). Chapter 2. Common Ground Publishing: 2013.

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-50

18 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2014 Last revised: 23 Nov 2014

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Alex Steel

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Melanie Schwartz

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Date Written: October 2, 2014

Abstract

This chapter considers how best to teach criminal law in broader social contexts and beyond a focus on positivist doctrinal accounts. It provides examples of how broader social science research could be included within a criminal law curriculum.

Keywords: criminal law, pedagogy, law and society, positivism, social sciences

JEL Classification: I21, K10, K14

Suggested Citation

Steel, Alex and Schwartz, Melanie, Broader Social Context as a Lens for Learning: Teaching Criminal Law (October 2, 2014). Disciplines: the lenses of learning, Kathryn Coleman and Adele Flood (eds). Chapter 2. Common Ground Publishing: 2013., UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2014-50, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2484391

Alex Steel (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Melanie Schwartz

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

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