Date of Award
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Tibbetts, Stephen, G.
Parsons, Deborah, A.
Famega, Christine, N.
The purpose of this study was to take a piece of popular culture, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and use it as a pedagogical tool in a graduate criminal theory course to serve as a pilot study. Evaluation data showed that using the Sorcerer's Stone is an effective way to teach students how to apply criminological theory hypothetical examples of behavior.
Humphrey, Julie Elizabeth, "Crime and the Sorcerer's Stone: Using Harry Potter to teach theories of crime" (2007). Theses Digitization Project. 3096.