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Latest Update: September 13, 2001

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All UWP Classes, web assigned readings: All UWP Classes, pass/prepared exercises:

These are the assignments of old. The difference is that not everyone will do the same assignments, read the same materials. The preparations serve to give you the background you need for meaningful participation in the public discourse in the classroom and on the Academic Discourse Forum threads. We stay in touch with you as you e-mail us Pass? or Prepared? See details on the Evidence of Learning Page.

  • Final Evaluation of Learning due Monday, September 17th.

  • Learning to Communicate Learning due Monday, September 17th. At end of this class page, links to UWP Fall 2000 Reports of Learning (ROL) can be found.

  • Theory, Policy, Practice due Wednesday, September 19th. Link to: Theory, Policy, Practice lecture notes



  • Cheating and Structural Violence Black letter definition of Structural Violence.

  • Other Pass?or Prepared?s to try. Let me know what you think.



  • All UWP Classes, field trips

    To Be Arranged


    Criminology (CRMJ/SOCA 233)

  • Course Syllabus
  • Pass/Prepared Exercises (all exercises are due no later than 10 a.m. central time on the date noted)

    -- Final Evaluation of Learning (due Monday, September 17th) -- refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Learning to Communicate Learning (due Monday, September 17th) --refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Theory, Policy, Practice (due Wednesday, September 19th) -- refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Measurements of Crime (due Monday, September 24th) -- 1) Which method -- Uniform Crime Reports, National Crime Victimization Surveys, self-reports -- would you rely on the most in measuring how much crime there is? Why.

    -- Classical School (due Wednesday, September 26th) -- 1) What was the essence of the Classical School? 2) According to Beccaria, what is the purpose of punishment? 3) What does Bentham mean by "the principle of utility?" 4) What are some present-day examples of the Classical School?

  • Links to Lecture Notes

    -- Definitions of Crime

    -- Crime and Criminal Law

    -- Measuring Crime


  • Recommended Readings

    Howard Becker. Outsiders. (labeling theory)

    Jeffrey Reiman. The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Get Prison. (Marxism)


  • Important Class Related Links

    NEW Theory and Its Uses

    NEW Criminology - Index of Resources and Teaching Essays

    Preventing Crime


    Corrections (CRMJ/SOCA 363)

  • Course Syllabus
  • Pass/Prepared Exercises (all exercises are due no later than 11 a.m. central time on the date noted)

    -- Final Evaluation of Learning (due Monday, September 17th) -- refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Learning to Communicate Learning (due Monday, September 17th) --refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Theory, Policy, Practice (due Wednesday, September 19th) -- refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Who Goes to Prison? (due Friday, September 21st) 1) Who goes to prison? Why. 2) Is the selection process discriminatory? Why or why not. 3) Who "belongs" in prison? Why.

    -- Hassine pt. 1 (due Friday, September 28th) 1) What are your reactions (i.e., thoughts, impressions) to the first eight chapters of Life Without Parole? What surprised you the most? Why. 2) In terms of theory, policy, practice, what do Hassine's experiences and observations tell us about today's prison?


  • Recommended Readings

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

    Georg Rusche and Otto Kirchheimer. Punishment and Social Structure.

    Michel Foucault. Discipline and Punish.

    David Rothman. Discovery of the Asylum.

  • Interesting Links

    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Jail Cam Link. Link found by Mary Frances Chachula.

    Wisconsin Department of Corrections

    Virtual Prison Tour


  • Race, Crime & Law (CRMJ/SOCA 490)

  • Course Syllabus
  • Pass/Prepared Exercises (all exercises are due no later than 1 p.m. central time on the date noted)

    -- Final Evaluation of Learning (due Monday, September 17th) -- refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Learning to Communicate Learning (due Monday, September 17th) --refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Theory, Policy, Practice (due Wednesday, September 19th) -- refer to "All UWP Classes, Pass Prepared Exercises" above.

    -- Introduction to Fellman (due Friday, September 21st) -- 1) Which -- competition or cooperation -- is more characteristic of contemporary American society? Why. 2) What is meant by "paradigm shift?" 3) What does Dr. Seuss' "Butter Battle Book" (book and/or video) have to do with Fellman? How. Why.

    NEW -- What Is Race? (due Friday, September 28th) -- 1) Summarize the arguments between the biologic/genetic versus the socio-political concept of race. Which perspective do you agree with the most? Why. 2) Does race matter? Why or why not. 3) The descriptive information in UCR arrest data depicts an overrepresentation of African American offenders for most violent and property crimes. What are the possible explanations for such disparity? [question from page 55 in Color of Justice.



  • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things

    NEW Fellman's Paradigm Shift . Join in on these discussions with CSUDH students.

    NEW I've Been Reading Rambo and the Dalai Lama Join in on these discussions with CSUDH students.

    NEW Concepts from Jeanne's Journal .

    -- Check out links to Gordon Fellman related materials on the Dear Habermas site.

  • Recommended Readings

    Alfie Kohn. No Contest. The Case Against Competition.

    Spencer Johnson. Who Moved My Cheese?

    Thomas Kuhn. Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

    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.

  • Other Announcements

    Diversity Circles - Beginning September 19 held on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. Contact Roseann Mason (x2606) or Doris Nice (x2395).

    Hispanic Heritage Month at UWP -- a variety of activities from September 19th through Octrober 13th.

    Law & Social Change (CRMJ/SOCA 352) Not Offered Fall 2001

  • Law and Social Change Syllabus, Fall 2000
  • Recommended Readings

    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


  • Pass/Prepared Exercises
  • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things
  • Other Announcements

    All UWP Fall 2000 Classes, Reports of Learning (ROL):