University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Prison-based Education and Its New Pedagogical Perspective

Germain, S (2014) Prison-based Education and Its New Pedagogical Perspective Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 25 (2). pp. 196-209.

Full text not available from this repository.


This article presents how unconventional teaching environments, such as the prison system, can participate in the elaboration of new pedagogical methods and, in the process, reveal the diverse responses of marginalized groups to the study of the law. Over the course of this article, I provide valuable insight about underexplored teaching techniques to academics seeking to open up their approach beyond traditional methods. Through this partially reflective piece, I relay my experience as a law instructor in a maximum security prison, and demonstrate how those who have bore the brunt of the law can still think critically about legal topics. I also support the idea that by taking in the perspectives of peripheral groups, legal educators will be led to use innovative methods to deliver legal knowledge. Essentially this article explores the intersection between legal pedagogy and the prison system to uncover a site previously neglected by conventional work on criminology and education. Pointing out how experiencing the law differently can shape individual interpretations of legal knowledge, I hope to situate learning within a larger criminological process.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Date : 26 February 2014
DOI : 10.1080/10511253.2014.882962
Copyright Disclaimer : To request a reprint or permissions for this article, please click on the relevant link above. If you would like to request permissions directly from Taylor & Francis, please complete and submit a Permissions form. For further information please visit our Permissions help page.
Related URLs :
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:36
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 15:03

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800