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Latest Update: November 14, 2001

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    All UWP Classes, Announcements
    • November 12-26, 2001 -- Advising for Spring 2002
    • November 22-23, 2001 -- Thanksgiving Break -- HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    • November 26, 2001 -- First Day of Spring 2002 Preregistration
    • Monday, December 10, 2001 -- FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE -- ALL COURSE ASSIGNMENTS AND MATERIALS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS TIME. SNOWSTORM OR NO SNOWSTORM!
    • 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)

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

      Site visits for Fall 2001 have been completed.

    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)

      Marxist Criminology (due Wednesday, November 21st). 1) Across all the readings in Williams and McShane Conflict Theories section, what can you point to as elements that are in common? 2) What are the major similarities and differences between consensus theories and conflict theories. 3) How does the consumer behavior experiment relate to labeling theory and Marxism? Why.

      NEW Feminist Criminology (due Wednesday, November 28th). Note: Be sure to incorporate into your answers Klein, Adler and Pollock. 1) What do feminist approaches add to criminological theory? 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 theory? 4) How do you think the Women's Movement and the correspnding changes that were occurring in American society affected Adler's ideas on female crime as she wrote Sisters in Crime?

    • Special Announcement

      CRMJ/SOCA 233 Criminology students are welcome to join my other two classes on Friday, November 16, when guests from Ellsworth Correctional Center will be visiting. My Corrections course meets in Moln D101 from 11-11:50 a.m. and my Special Topics: Race, Crime, Law class meets in Moln 109 from 1-1:50 p.m.

      Monday, December 10, 2001 -- FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE -- ALL COURSE ASSIGNMENTS AND MATERIALS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS TIME. SNOWSTORM OR NO SNOWSTORM!

      Friday, December 14, 2001 -- Last Day of Fall Semester Classes

    • Recommended Readings

      Jeffery Reiman. The Rich Get Richer, and the Poor Get Prison.

    • 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)

      Special Populations (due Monday, November 19th). Note: Be sure to incorporate the documentary, "Voices from Inside" as well as the Ellsworth Correctional Center visitors 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.

      Holes-End/Juvenile Corrections (due Wednesday, November 28th). 1) After completing Holes, what does this book tell us about juvenile corrections? Why. 2) What is the future direction of juvenile corrections? Do you agree or disagree with this direction? Why.

    • Recommended Readings

      Kathleen O'Shea. Women on the Row: Revelations from Both Sides of the Bars.

      Sandy Cook & Susanne Davies. Harsh Punishment: International Experiences of Women's Imprisonment.

      Lori Girschick. No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison.


    • Interesting Links

      The Problem with Incarcerating Mothers.

      Juvenile Corrections

      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

    • Special Announcement

      On Friday, November 16th, we will have visitors from the Ellsworth Correctional Center as guests in our class.

      Monday, December 10, 2001 -- FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE -- ALL COURSE ASSIGNMENTS AND MATERIALS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS TIME. SNOWSTORM OR NO SNOWSTORM!

      Friday, December 14, 2001 -- Last Day of Fall Semester Classes



    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)

      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.

      Corrections and Race (due Monday, November 26th). 1) If the "War on Drugs" refers to a policy, what is the underlying theory, and ultimately, what goes on in practice? Why. 2) What policies can be created from the principles of restorative justice (based on indigenous justice principles)? Are these values more compatible with some types of offenses than others? More appropriate for some types of offenders than others? What would Fellman say? Why. [Question is from Walker, question 4 on page 282]. 3) How does one explain the "overrepresentation" of peoples of color in prisons from the point of view of theory, policy, and practice? What would Fellman and Kennedy say? Why.

    • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things

      The Death Penalty: A Jury of Peers and Racism

      Race, Crime, Law class web board

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

    • Special Announcement

      On Friday, November 16th, we will have visitors from the Ellsworth Correctional Center as guests in our class.

      Monday, December 10, 2001 -- FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE -- ALL COURSE ASSIGNMENTS AND MATERIALS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS TIME. SNOWSTORM OR NO SNOWSTORM!

      Friday, December 14, 2001 -- Last Day of Fall Semester Classes

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