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Utilizing Service Learning to Confront Crime Victimization among Refugees, Immigrants, and Other Non-English Speaking Populations
(in M. G. Hickey, Editor). Reflecting on Service‐Learning in Higher Education: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Book (2016)
  • Jospeter M. Mbuba, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Abstract
In this chapter, I present the outcomes of a service-learning project in which students in a Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policy class conducted a supervised needs assessment for crime victims and high-risk populations among refugees, immigrants, and other non-English-speaking residents of northeastern Indiana. The project, which was funded by a grant from Indiana Campus Compact, involved twelve community organizations whose missions included an element of support to victims of crime or individuals who stand a high risk of victimization among the selected populations. The culmination of the project was the presentation of the outcomes by individual students in a symposium that was attended by, among others, the partner community agencies. Upon the completion of the course, the students developed a deep understanding and appreciation of the theoretical underpinnings of criminal justice policy, as evidenced by the quality of the presentations they made at the symposium and the culminating project papers. Lesson: prior to engaging students in the field, a structured preparation process is necessary in order to help students adapt and get cushioned against potential unseating surprises and other vagaries of fieldwork.
Publication Date
2016
Editor
M. G. Hickey
Publisher
Lanham, MD: Lexington Book
ISBN
978-1-4985-2370-7
Citation Information
Jospeter M. Mbuba. "Utilizing Service Learning to Confront Crime Victimization among Refugees, Immigrants, and Other Non-English Speaking Populations" (in M. G. Hickey, Editor). Reflecting on Service‐Learning in Higher Education: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Lexington Book (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jospetermbuba/73/