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Latest Update: October 18, 2001

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    All UWP Classes, Announcements
    • Friday, October 26, 2001 -- Last Day to Drop Semester Courses
    • November 22-23, 2001 -- Thanksgiving Break
    • Monday, December 10, 2001 -- Final Absolute Deadline
    • Friday, December 14, 2001 -- Last Day of Fall Semester Classes

    • Criminal Justice Association News

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

    All UWP Classes, Fall 2001 Report of Learning (ROL)

    • Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - First Five Week ROL due for all classes. Factoring in your grid and grade forms with the 5Cs, email me in 25 words or less, what grade you would assess yourself at and why? Be realistic.

    • Keep in mind:

      ** the 5Cs: competency, consistency, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

      ** Bloom and Krathwohl's Taxonomy of Learning: latent learning, recognition, recall, application, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis.

    • Reports of Learning (ROL) must be interactive and interdependent. You are responsible for telling me what you have accomplished, verifying it with your journal, and then emailing me a brief ROL. A ROL must be interactive to be effective. By writing your own ROL and negotiating it with me, means that you must assume responsibility for your learning by giving me detailed evidence of your learning. Link to UWP Grade Form and for an explanation of the grade form link to Choosing Measures for Grading

    • Criminology Fall 2001 Report of Learning Page

    • Corrections Fall 2001 Report of Learning Page

    • Race, Crime & Law Fall 2001 Report of Learning Page


    All UWP Classes, web assigned readings:
    All UWP Classes, field trips

      The following field trips have been scheduled. If you are interested in attending, please email me. Priority is simply "first come, first serve." Do not be a "no show" ! (If you cannot attend, you will need to let me know ASAP so that others can attend).

      Ellsworth Correctional Center -- Wednesday, October 24th at 3:15 pm. . Filled. Maximum: 25 students.

      Kenosha County Detention Center -- Tuesday, October 30th at 1 p.m. Maximum: 25 students. As of October 17th, this field trip is half filled.

      NEW Racine County Jail -- Thursday, November 1st, at 10 a.m. Maximum: 20 students.

    Criminology (CRMJ/SOCA 233)



    • Course Syllabus

    • Self-Tests/Pass-Prepared Exercises (all exercises are due no later than 10 a.m. central time on the date noted)
    • Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - First Five Week ROL due for all classes. Factoring in your grid and grade forms with the 5Cs, email me in 25 words or less, what grade you would assess yourself at and why? Be realistic.

      Subculture Theories (due Friday, October 26th). 1) What are the major differences between the three subcultural theories of Cohen, Cloward & Ohlin, and Miller? 2) Which of the three subcultural theories best explains today's gangs? Why.

      NEW Social Control Theories (due Wednesday, October 31st). 1) What makes social control theory different from other types of theories? Why. 2) Looking at the three selections in this section of Williams & McShane, what do you think are the common elements? 3) Which of these theories best explains delinquent behavior today? Why.

    • Recommended Readings

    • Important Class Related Links

      Criminology - Index of Resources and Teaching Essays

      Preventing Crime


    Corrections (CRMJ/SOCA 363)

    • Course Syllabus

    • Self-Tests/Pass-Prepared Exercises (all exercises are due no later than 11 a.m. central time on the date noted)
    • Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - First Five Week ROL due for all classes. Factoring in your grid and grade forms with the 5Cs, email me in 25 words or less, what grade you would assess yourself at and why? Be realistic.

      Courts & Corrections (due Monday, October 22nd). 1) How have offender rights been developed by the courts? What is the interrelationship between "theory, policy, practice" when it comes to courts and corrections? 2) Do prisoners give up their rights and privileges as punishment for the crime(s) committed? How do we balance between the protection of the prisoner's rights and the community's need to punish (private autonomy vs. public autonomy -- link to Chapter 2 for further explanation.

      Rehabilitation Debate (due Monday, October 29th). 1) Based on the readings, does rehabilitation work? Why. 2) What are the arguments on both sides of the rehabilitation debate? Which side do you take? Why.

      Jails (due Wednesday, October 31st). Note: In order to be prepared for this self-test, you MUST view the documentaries, "The Second City," and "Presumed Innocent," to be shown in class. 1) What are the similarities and differences between jails and prisons? Why do some people use the terms interchangeably? 2) Why are county jails considered the "bottom of the correctional barrel?" 3) What are some problems you would expect to encounter if you were in charge of providing rehabilitation programs in a county jail? Why.

      NEW Community Corrections (due Monday, November 5th). 1) What are the differences and similarities between probation and parole? 2) What is the purpose of probation? What is the purpose of parole? 3) How does the use of probation effect the correctional system? Why is it used so extensively? How does the use of parole impact on the correctional system? 4) How could the investigation and supervisory functions of probation be most effectively organized? Given these two organizational tasks, how should a probation officer parcel his/her time and efforts? Why.

      NEW Holes-Beginning (due Wednesday, November 7th). 1) How does "institutionalization" of Stanley compare to that of Hassine's experience? Why. 2) What are your early impressions of Holes.


    • Recommended Readings
    • 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

    • Self-Tests/Pass-Prepared Exercises (all exercises are due no later than 1 p.m. central time on the date noted)
    • Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - First Five Week ROL due for all classes. Factoring in your grid and grade forms with the 5Cs, email me in 25 words or less, what grade you would assess yourself at and why? Be realistic.

      Justice on the Bench? (due Wednesday, October 24th). 1) In chapter 5, "Race and the Composition of Juries: Setting the Ground Rules," what are the three main issues discussed by Randall Kennedy? 2) ... Some have suggested that the names of majority race jurors be removed from the jury list (thus ensuring a larger proportion of racial minorities); others have suggested that a certain number of seats on each jury be set aside for racial minorities. How would you justify these reforms to a state legislature? How would an opponent of these reforms respond? Overall, are these good ideas or bad ideas? Why. [The complete question can be found on page 176 in the Walker text].

      NEW Juries & Race (due Wednesday, October 31st). 1) One of the opening quotes in Chapter 7 of the Kennedy book notes: "Balancing group bias on the jury is an invitation to jurors to abandon even the attempt to approach the evidence from a disinterested point of view." (Jeffrey Abramson). Why do you think Kennedy included this quote? What is your reaction to this quote? Why. What would Fellman's reaction be and why? 2) What is meant by "playing the race card?" Did Johnnie Cochran use the "race card?" Why or why not.

    • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things

      Race, Crime, Law class web board

      Giving Voice to Race for additional resources and links.

      Fellman's response to the events of September 11, 2001.

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


    • Recommended Readings
    • Other Announcements

    Law & Social Change (CRMJ/SOCA 352) To Be Offered Spring 2002