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University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest Update: May 6, 2003

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    Newsflash!


    Friday, May 9th -- the Last Day of Class!

    12 noon, Monday, May 12th -- Deadline to Resolve Course Grade.
    All unresolved grades will become "F's"


    "All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
    Edmund Burke (quote found by Lisa Smith)


    "The struggle to eliminate racism, war and poverty is a burden, but in America, with all the freedom and opportunity afforded us under the Constitution, in the most productive society in human history, it is an easy burden if we undertake it together."
    Andrew Young (quote found by Ryan Fornal)



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


    All UWP Classes, Announcements

    • THE FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE was Friday, May 2nd, 12 noon central time. Late materials will NOT be accepted.
    • Wednesday, May 7th, 8 pm, channel 36 "Race: The Power of an Illusion - The Story We Tell"
    • new Friday, May 9th -- Last Day of Class
    • Sunday, May 11th, 9 pm, channel 36 "Race: The Power of an Illusion - The House We Live In" [to be shown again on Wednesday, May 14th 8 pm on channel 36]
    • 12 noon, Monday, May 12th -- Deadline to Resolve Course Grade. All unresolved grades will become "F's"

    • Criminal Justice Association News

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

    All UWP Classes, Spring 2003 Report of Learning (ROL)



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

      No more site visits planned during spring 2003



    Corrections (CRMJ/SOCA 363)

    • Course Syllabus

    • Class Discussion Questions

        new Corrections: Theory, Policy, Practice (due Monday, May 5th, Wednesday, May 7th and Friday, May 9th). For each creative measure that you did this semester: 1) Briefly describe the creative measure. 2) Why did you select this creative measure? 3) What is the interrelationship between "theory, policy, and practice" and your creative measure? (For theory, select a correctional ideology that best applies). 4) How does your creative measure relate to the materials (i.e., books, handouts, lecture, documentaries) discussed in this course?


    • Special Announcements

      --- The ABSOLUTE FINAL DEADLINE was 12 noon central time on Friday, May 2nd. Late materials will NOT be accepted.
      --- Friday, May 9th - Last Day of Class
      --- 12 noon, Monday, May 12th -- Deadline to Resolve Course Grade. All unresolved grades will become "F's"


    • Exam 2 Study Questions

      For those opting to take Exam 2, your essay will be written on a Guided Essay Form . Exam 2 was on Wednesday, April 23rd.

      1. Compare and contrast jails and prisons. And then, compare and contrast probation and parole. Discuss one of these aspects of corrections as it relates to "theory, policy, practice."

      2. Compare and contrast the correctional experience of Hassine in Life Without Parole with that of Stanley in Holes . What can we learn from both experiences as they relate to "theory, policy, practice?" Why.

      3. What is the most serious problem in corrections today? Why. How does this selected problem and its solutions relate to "theory, policy, and practice?" Why. Be sure to incorporate the readings into your essy.

      4. Charles Logan notes: "We ask them to correct the incorrigible, rehabilitate the wretched, deter the determined, restrain the dangerous and punish the wicked." What does Logan mean? How does this compare to Hassine's assessment of corrections? And, finally, how does this relate to "theory, policy and practice?" Why.

      5. Based on the readings and other materials introduced in this course, what is the future of correctional "theories, policies and practices?" Why.

    • Recommended Readings

      --- Jeffrey Reiman. The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison.
      --- James Austin & John Irwin. It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge.


    • 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 and Law (CRMJ/SOCA 365)

    • Course Syllabus

    • Class Discussion Questions

      new Race, Crime, Law: Theory, Policy, Practice (due Monday, May 5th, Wednesday, May 7th and Friday, May 9th). For each creative measure that you did this semester: 1) Briefly describe the creative measure. 2) Why did you select this creative measure? 3) What is the interrelationship between "theory, policy, and practice" and this creative measure? 4) How might Fellman, Kennedy and Walker react to the results of this creative measure? Why.



  • Special Announcements
    --- The ABSOLUTE FINAL DEADLINE was 12 noon central time on Friday, May 2nd. Late materials will NOT be accepted.
    --- Friday, May 9th - Last Day of Class
    --- 12 noon, Monday, May 12th -- Deadline to Resolve Course Grade. All unresolved grades will become "F's"


  • Exam 2 Study Questions

    For those opting to take Exam 2, your essay will be written on a Guided Essay Form . Exam 2 iwas on Wednesday, April 23rd.

    1. Focusing on race, crime and the law, how would Fellman, Kennedy and Walker explain the interrelationship between "theory, policy, and practice?" Why. Which author do you agree with the most? Why.

    2. Select one of the following racial and ethnic issues in the criminal justice system: police-citizen encounters, jury composition, sentencing, the death penalty or corrections. Discuss the major racial problems in this area of the criminal justice system. Explain how it relates to "theory, policy, and practice." Why. Be sure to incorporate the readings into your essay.

    3. On pages 134-135, Kennedy states: "At present, jails and prisons are among the most influential institutions of socialization in African-American communities. The extent to which authorities will allow these institutions to remain dangerous, destructive, lawless hells is the extent to which authorities strengthen the belief held by an appreciable number of black Americans that the 'white man's' system of criminal justice remains their enemy." What does Kennedy mean by this? How would Fellman and Walker respond to Kennedy's quote? Why. Which author's interpretation do you agree with? Why.

    4. What solutions do Fellman, Kennedy, or Walker offer to the "race, crime, law" problems? Why. Which author do you agree with the most? Why?



  • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things

    --- Dialogue and Conversation

    Gordon Fellman related materials on the Dear Habermas site.

  • Recommended Readings

    --- Leo F. Buscaglia. Living, Loving and Learning.
    --- Leo F. Buscaglia. Love: What life is all about.
    --- 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
    Law and Social Change (CRMJ/SOCA 352)

    • Course Syllabus


    • Class Discussion Questions

    • new Law and Social Change: Theory, Policy, Practice (due Monday, May 5th and Wednesday, May 7th). For each creative measure that you did this semester: 1) Briefly describe the creative measure. 2) Why did you select this creative measure? 3) What is the interrelationship between "theory, policy, and practice" and your creative measure? (For theory, select one from Arrigo). 4) How does this creative measure relate to the materials (i.e., readings, lectures, documentaries) discussed in this course?

    • Special Announcements
      --- The ABSOLUTE FINAL DEADLINE was 12 noon central time on Friday, May 2nd. Late materials will NOT be accepted.
      --- Wednesday, May 7th - Last Day of Class
      --- 12 noon, Monday, May 12th -- Deadline to Resolve Course Grade. All unresolved grades will become "F's"



    • Exam 2 Study Questions

      For those opting to take Exam 2, your essay will be written on a Guided Essay Form . Exam 2 was on Wednesday, April 23rd.

      --- 1. After reading about the five different racial/ethnic groups in the Mann & Zatz book, which Arrigo theory best fits each group? (Select one theory for each group and you cannot use a theory more than once). Why. Provide examples from the readings to strengthen your argument.
      --- 2. Based on the theories introduced in Arrigo's book, what do you think the relationship between criminal justice and social justice should be? Why. Which theory comes closest to your viewpoint on this relationship? Why. Incorporate the Mann and Zatz book into your argument.
      --- 3. From Mann and Zatz, do you share their conclusion of a "fragile future?" Why. Incorporate the Arrigo readings into your answer.
      --- 4. Relating to Images of Color/Images of Crime , which theoretical perspectives makes the most sense to you? Why.
      --- 5. If you could change something within the criminal justice apparatus so that the system was more consistent with critical social justice principles, what would it be? Why. Incorporate both books into your essay.


    • Recommended Reading

      --- George Ritzer. The McDonaldization of Society.
      -- Gordon Fellman. Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival
      --- 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


    • Important Class Related Links

      --- They Ain't Us: Identity as an Anti-Norm.

      W.I. Thomas "Definition of the Situation


    Past Weekly Hubpages - Spring 2003


    Past Lecture Commentaries - Spring 2003


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