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Everything Old is New Again

Title: Everything Old is New Again: The Criminology/Criminal Justice Freshman Research Seminar.
Name(s): Hill, Leslie, author
Maier-Katkin, Daniel, author
Kinsley, Kirsten, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-06-12
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This is a report of an action-research project undertaken in tandem with the development of a new freshman seminar in criminology and criminal justice. In the freshman seminar the goal is to teach the research, critical thinking and writing skills that are the underpinnings of scholarship and good citizenship. Utilizing a unique approach, this class focuses on resources available through the University library and is taught by a professor, two librarians and a graduate teaching assistant. We hypothesize that freshmen who experience this seminar will show improvement in critical thinking skills, and that this will contribute to greater levels of academic success. This report describes the educational innovation (seminar) in sufficient detail to make replication possible, and presents preliminary findings that indicate the seminar enhances research and writing skills, fosters ability to think critically, and has a positive influence on students’ academic careers.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1488563765 (IID), 10.1080/10511253.2015.1052002 (DOI)
Keywords: Criminology, Criminal justice, Critical thinking, Writing, Innovations, Academic librarians
Publication Note: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education on 6/12/2015, available online:
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Criminal Justice Education.
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 26

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Hill, L., Maier-Katkin, D., & Kinsley, K. (2015). Everything Old is New Again: The Criminology/Criminal Justice Freshman Research Seminar. Journal Of Criminal Justice Education. Retrieved from