Disney in the Classroom
To assist my student in learning theories I incorporate Disney movies. Given their immense popularity it is likely that many students have seen the movies or at the very least know the premise of the movie. I am aware that my students are not taking an introductory class to learn about theories. Below I have outlined a few of the movies I use, their corresponding theories, and a link to videos/songs that are used.
Routine Activities Theory
Cohen and Felson (1979) suggest that three things must occur simultaneously in the same time and space for crime to occur. The three components of routine activities theory are a motivated offender, a suitable target, and the lack of a capable guardian. To illustrate routine activities theory I used Toy Story 2. More specifically I use the scene when Woody gets stolen. Let me set the scene for you. Woody has attempted to …