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Latest Update: December 1, 2002

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    Newsflash!

    Friday, December 6th -- beginning of class -- Absolute Final Deadline and 3rd grid/rol due.



    "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
    - Henry Ford (quote provided by Bettie Poole).

    "I think one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitution for paying attention."
    - Diane Sawyer (quote provided by Kim Dexter).



  • This local hub site will serve as a forum for messages about:


    All UWP Classes, Announcements

    • Monday, December 2nd -- Preregistration for Spring 2003 classes begins
    • Friday, December 6th, beginning of class - FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE and 3rd rol due.
    • Monday, December 16th - Last Day of Class

    • Criminal Justice Association News

      Check the Criminal Justice Department web page for future club announcement.

    All UWP Classes, Fall 2002 Report of Learning (ROL)

    Readings & Forms for All UWP Classes:
    All UWP Classes, site visits and field trips:

      Thursday, December 5th, 1:30-5 p.m. - Racine County Citizens Criminal Justice Advisory Task Force meeting in the Auditorium of the County's Ives Groves Complex, located on Washington Avenue, just west of 1-94.

    Criminology (CRMJ/SOCA 233)

    • Course Syllabus

    • Class Discussion Questions

      • Feminist Criminology (due Monday, December 2nd). Note: Be sure to incorporate into your answer Klein, Adler and Pollock). 1) What do feminist approaches add to criminological theory? Why. 2). Why do you think early theorists ignored female criminality?" 3) Klein writes about the "legacy of sexism." What does she mean, and how important do you think this is for today's crime and delinquency theories? 4) How do you think the Women's Movement and the corresponding changes that were occurring in American society affected Adler's ideas on female crime as she wrote Sisters in Crime?

      • Theory, Policy, Practice Revisited (due Friday, December 6th). Of all the criminological theories, criminal justice policies and practices, "what works?" Why. Relate your answer to Preventing Crime. 2) As a follow-up, what theories, policies and practices best apply to the most successful crime prevention strategies or programs? Why.


    • Special Announcement

      --- Friday, December 6th - 3rd rol due & FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE


    • Exam 2 Study Questions

      For those opting to take Exam 2, your essay will be written on a Guided Essay Form . The exam was scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th.

      1.

    • Recommended Readings

      --- John Irwin & James Austin. It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge.
      --- Randall Kennedy. Race, Crime and the Law.

    • Important Class Related Links
      --- W.I. Thomas: "Definition of the Situation"
      --- Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Exclusion, Inclusion and American Law. Check out this link Martha Minow on the Dear Habermas site.
      -- Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics



    Corrections (CRMJ/SOCA 363)

    • Course Syllabus

    • Class Discussion Questions

      • Holes-End/Juvenile Corrections (due Monday, December 2nd). 1) What are the basic differences between the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system? Why. 2) Compare and contrast some of the major problems in today's juvenile correctional institutions with Holes. 3) After completing Holes, what does this book tell us about juvenile corrections? Why. 4) What is the future direction of juvenile corrections? Do you agree or disagree with this direction? Why.

      • The Future of Corrections ( due Friday, December 6th). In comparing theory and policy (Haas and Alpert) with practice (Hassine and Sachar), what are the points of departure? Where do ideas merge? Why. 2) How do you think offenders will be punished/corrected in the future? Why. 3) In the future, what should be the dominant goal in corrections? Why. 4) What recommendatioons would you make with regard to the way career criminals are handled? Why. Provide examples from the readings.

    • Special Announcement

      --- Friday, December 6th - 3rd rol due & THE FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE

    • Exam 2 Study Questions

      For those opting to take Exam 2, your essay will be written on a Guided Essay Form . The exam was scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th.

      1.

    • Recommended Readings

      --- John Irwin and James Austin. It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge.


    • Interesting Links

      Juvenile Corrections

      Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Jail Cam Link. Link found by Mary Frances Chachula.
      Wisconsin Department of Corrections
      Virtual Prison Tour



    Race, Crime and Law (CRMJ/SOCA 365)

    • Course Syllabus

    • Class Discussion Questions

      • The Future (due Friday, December 6th). 1) On page 286, Walker states: "There is no escaping the fact that race, crime, and justice are inextricably linked in the minds of most Americans." Compare and contrast how Fellman, Kennedy and Walker explain this linkage. Which author do you agree with the most? Why. 2) How do Fellman, Kennedy and Walker explain the future directions and prospects for "race, crime and law?" Why. Which author's future vision do you agree with the most? Why.

    • Special Announcements

      --- Friday, December 6th - 3rd ROL due & THE FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE


  • Exam 2 Study Questions

    For those opting to take Exam 2, your essay will be written on a Guided Essay Form . The exam was scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th .

    1.

  • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things

    The Death Penalty: A Jury of Peers and Racism


  • Recommended Readings

    --- The Dalai Lama. Ethics in the New Millennium.
    --- The Dalai Lama. Live in a Better Way.
    --- Paulo Freire. Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
    --- Paulo Freire. Pedagogy of Hope.

    --- Jurgen Habermas. Between Facts and Norms.
    --- Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Exclusion, Inclusion and American Law. Check out this link Martha Minow on the Dear Habermas site.


  • Links to the Sociology of Law Handbook readings
    -- Introduction
    -- Chapter 1, part 1
    -- Chapter 1, part 2
    -- Chapter 2

    Past Weekly Hubpages - Fall 2002


    Past Lecture Commentaries - Fall 2002


    All UWP Classes, Spring 2002 Report of Learning (ROL)