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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Teaching with Fiction

A repository of fiction titles for teaching across disciplines.

Suggested titles

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett: Demonstrates public organizational theories in a fictional and failing post office in a fantasy world

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker: Illustrates a science fiction-based public policy crisis when the Earth's rotation begins to slow

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaason: Concerns a fictional depiction (and mystery) of a whole slew of government employees' involved in some type of fraud, waste, abuse or corruption

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury: Explores a public employee's ethical dilemma in a dystopian setting.

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain: Shows the psychological underpinnings of why people might commit fraud