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Latest Update: November 1, 2001

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    All UWP Classes, Announcements
    • November 12-26, 2001 -- Advising for Spring 2002

    • Wednesday, November 14 - Second Five Week Grid/ROL due. Put the ROL on the back side of the grid form. ROL should be 25 words or less and with a grade included. Be realistic in your self-assessment. This ROL covers Weeks 5 through 10 (October 7 - November 10).
    • November 22-23, 2001 -- Thanksgiving Break
    • November 26, 2001 -- First Day of Spring 2002 Preregistration

    • 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. Next Meeting will be Thursday, November 8th from 12:15-12:45 pm in the Union Cafeteria.

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

    • Wednesday, November 14th - Second Five Week Grid/ROL due. Put the ROL on the back side of the grid form. ROL should be 25 words or less and with a grade included. Be realistic in your self-assessment. This ROL covers Weeks 5 through 10 (October 7 - November 10).

    • 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 trip has 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).

      Racine Correctional Institution -- Saturday, November 10th, 10a.m. til 12 noon. Maximum: 25 students. Must be at least 18 years old. As of November 1st, there are 3 openings left.

    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, November 14th - Second Five Week Grid/ROL due. Put the ROL on the back side of the grid form. ROL should be 25 words or less and with a grade included. Be realistic in your self-assessment. This ROL covers Weeks 5 through 10 (October 7 - November 10).

      Target/Victim (due Friday, November 9th). Note: Incorporate in your answer the documentary, "Heart Broken in Half." 1) According to routine activities theory, what three elements are needed for a crime to occur? Provide an example to illustrate each element. 2) What is the major underlying assumption of the rational choice perspective? 3) Joel Best's article opens with "victimization has become fashionable." Why does he say this? 4) Which of the two theories -- rational choice or routine activities -- best explains "Heart Broken in Half"? Why. What are the implications for "theory, policy, practice"?

      NEW Labeling Theory (due Wednesday, November 14th). 1) What is symbolic interactionism and how did this affect labeling theory? 2) Does criminal behavior have to occur for a person to be labeled "criminal"? Why. 3) What is the difference between primary and secondary deviation? 4) What does Pollock have to say about labeling theory? Do you agree with her critique? Why. 5) Compare and contrast social strain theory (Durkheim, Merton) with labeling theory (Becker, Lemert).

    • Recommended Readings

      Howard Becker. Outsiders.


    • 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, November 14 - Second Five Week Grid/ROL due. Put the ROL on the back side of the grid form. ROL should be 25 words or less and with a grade included. Be realistic in your self-assessment. This ROL covers Weeks 5 through 10 (October 7 - November 10).

      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.

      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.

      NEW Holes - Middle (due Wednesday, November 14th). 1) Compare and contrast the formal structure and informal structure of Camp Green Lake in terms of survival. Also, in terms of "inmate-guard" relations. 2) What is the purpose of digging holes from a correctional perspective? Why. 3) What role does race relations play in this book, so far? How does this compare to Hassine's observations? Why.

      NEW Special Populations (due Monday, November 19th). Note: Be sure to incorporate the documentary, "Voices from Inside" into your answers. 1) What are some of the unique problems and challenges when dealing with the HIV-positive prisoner? the elderly prisoner? the female prisoner? Why. 2) As a follow-up, what might be some solutions relating to the problems of the HIV-positive prisoner? the elderly prisoner? the female prisoner? Why.

    • Recommended Readings
    • Interesting Links

      NEW Juvenile Justice: Annotations on Holes.

      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, November 14, 2001 - Second Five Week Grid/ROL due. Put the ROL on the back side of the grid form. ROL should be 25 words or less and with a grade included. Be realistic in your self-assessment. This ROL covers Weeks 5 through 10 (October 7 - November 10).

      Race and Sentencing (due Wednesday, November 7th). 1) How would you answer the question, "When does race make a difference in sentencing?" Why. How would Randall Kennedy answer this question? Why. 2) Some researchers argue that racial stereotypes affect the ways in which decision makers, including criminal justice officials, evaluate the behavior of racial minorities. What are the stereotypes associated with African Americans? Hispanics? Native Americans? Asian Americans? How might these stereotypes affect judges' sentencing decisions? What would Fellman say? Why. 3) What type of sentencing reforms could be implemented to eliminate racial disparities? What does Randall Kennedy advocate when it comes to race and sentencing? Why.

      NEW Color of Death (due Monday, November 19th). 1) From page 225 in Walker's Color of Justice: Echoing Justice Blackmun, they have argued that "the most profound expression of racial discrimination in sentencing occurs in the use of capital punishment." What is your response to this quote? Why. Based on the readings and other materials, do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why. 2) Consider the five remedies for racial discrimination in capital sentencing (See Box 8.5). What do you believe is the appropriate remedy? Why. What would Kennedy support? Why. (Question #5; Walker, p. 255). 3) In the Kennedy book on page 342, Kenneth Culp Davis states: "... The power to be lenient is the power to discriminate." Do you agree or disagree with this statement as it relates to race and the death penalty? Why.

    • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things

      Race, Crime, Law class web board

      Giving Voice to Race for additional resources and links.

      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