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Latest Update: March 14, 2002

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    Have a relaxing and safe Spring Break - March 17-23, 2002 !


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    All UWP Classes, Announcements
    • Friday, March 15th - Last Day to Drop Class
    • March 17-23 - Spring Break
    • Friday, March 29th, beginning of class - 2nd grid form & ROL due
    • Friday, May 3rd, beginning of class - FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE
    • Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class

    • Criminal Justice Association News

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

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

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

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    Sociology of Law (SOCA 359)
    • Course Syllabus

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

      • Four Sociologies (due Monday, March 25th). Compare and contrast structural functionalism, Marxism, symbolic interactionism and Habermasian theory: a) what is law?, b) on morality, c) the law breaker, d) the causes of law breaking behavior, e) the "cures" or solutions, and f) the consequences of law breaking behavior.

      • Law Stories Introduction (due Wednesday, March 27th) 1) What are the major themes in this book? 2) Why stories? 3) How does Law Stories relate to Habermas' tension between facts and norms? Why?


    • Special Announcement
      --- Friday, March 29th - 2nd rol & grid form due

    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- not up yet

    • Recommended Readings
      --- new Patricia J. Williams. The Alchemy of Race and Rights.
      --- new Patricia J. Williams. Seeing a Color-Blind Future: The Paradox of Race.
      --- 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.

    • Important Class Related Links
      --- "Who's Habermas? Why Habermas?"

    • Links to the Sociology of Law Handbook readings
      -- Introduction
      -- Chapter 1, part 1
      -- Chapter 1, part 2
      -- Chapter 2


    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)

      • Jails (due Wednesday, March 27th) Note: In order to complete this self-test, you need to view the following documentaries, "Second City" and "Presumed Innocent." 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.


    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- not up yet

    • Special Announcement
      --- Friday, March 29th - 2nd rol & grid form due

    • Recommended Readings
      --- 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



    Law and Social Change (CRMJ/SOCA 352)

    • Revised Course Syllabus

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

      • Semiotics/Color Brown pt. 1 (due Wednesday, March 27th) Note: In order to be prepared for this self-test, you must view "Latin and African Americans: Friends or Foes?" to be shown in class. 1) How does the Color Brown relate to semiotics and justice? Using this week's the Color Brown readings, provide an example of "justice," justice, and JUSTICE. 2) According to Luis Rodriguez, why does violence make sense in today's society? (M&Z, p. 133, Q.4). 3) What movies have you seen recently in which Latino/a stereotypes discussed in Chapter 11 (Mann & Zatz) were depicted? Describe them. Were any of the images different, and if so, in what way? What inferences can you make if they have not changed? (M&Z, pp. 143-144, Q.3).


    • Special Announcements
      --- Friday, March 29th - 2nd rol & grid form due

    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- not up yet.

    • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things
      --- Gordon Fellman related materials on the Dear Habermas site.

    • Other Recommended Readings
      --- new Herbert Schiller. The Mind Managers.
      --- new Gaye Tuchman. The TV Establishment.
      --- new Susan Berk-Seligson . The Bilingual Courtroom.
      --- Luis Rodriguez. Always Running -- La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
      --- Rudolfo Acuna. Occupied America: A History of Chicanos.
      --- Richard Rodriguez. Hunger of Memory.
      --- Joan Moore. Going Down to the Barrio: Homeboys and Homegirls in Change.
      --- Joan Moore. Homeboys: Gangs, Drugs and prison in the barrios of Los Angeles.

      --- 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


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