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‘Deaths in prison custody’ Capstone course: engaging final year law students in service learning and public value

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Show simple item record Kilcommins, Shane Spain, Eimear 2016-01-04T12:02:14Z 2015
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Capstone service learning courses are designed to overcome the negative effects of fractioned knowledge by enabling students to consolidate and apply what they have learned over a program of study. They also promote a scholarship of engagement. This article documents the learning experiences of students on a Deaths in Prison Custody capstone service learning course. Though such a criminal justice course requires significant staff input and involves some loss of educational control, it has many benefits including enhanced learning, meaningful service, public value, and civic engagement. The focus on this article is on student learning experiences. It outlines how the pragmatic focus of such a course made knowledge and student learning relevant and actionable. It also describes how the deliberately unstructured design of the course, together with its emphasis on pubic value, encouraged autonomous and self-directed learning, prompting the students to take greater ownership of their learning. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis: Routledge en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Jounnal of Criminnal Justice Education;27 (3), pp. 285-298
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Journal of Criminal Justice Education 2015 © copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject Capstone en_US
dc.subject service learning en_US
dc.subject deaths in custody en_US
dc.title ‘Deaths in prison custody’ Capstone course: engaging final year law students in service learning and public value en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10511253.2015.1117118 2017-06-11
dc.embargo.terms 2017-06-11 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1626889

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