Paper Title
The Role of 360-Degree Cameras, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality in Sociology & Criminology: The Future of Innovation

The examination of criminality within the fields of Sociology and Criminology suggests that students participate in real-world exercises that can promote learning, develop critical thinking and successful employment outcomes. To date, criminology students are disconnected from real-world experiences due to concerns related to risk, time and faculty staffing levels. To address this gap, the utilization of quasi-real-world experiences in the form of 360-degree camera videos, augmented reality and virtual reality has emerged. This paper explores the function and value of these emerging technologies and their impact on pedagogical outcomes. Index terms- Sociology, Criminology, 360-Camera, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality.