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    • Friday, March 15th - Last Day to Drop Class
    • Friday, March 29th, beginning of class - 2nd grid form & ROL due
    • new April 1-12 -- Advising for Fall 2002. Be sure to contact your academic adviser.
    • new Monday, April 15th -- Registration for Fall 2002 Classes
    • new Friday, April 26th -- Exam 2
    • new Friday, May 3rd , beginning of class - 3rd grid form & ROL due
    • Friday, May 3rd, beginning of class - FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE
    • new May 6-10 -- Presentation of Creative Measures; Report of Debriefings; Theory, Policy, Practice Discussions
    • Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class

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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)

      • Due beginning of class, Friday, March 29th - Second grid form and ROL

      • 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?

      • new Force of Law (due Wednesday, April 3rd) Note: In order to be prepared for this self-test, you need to view the documentary, "End of the Night Stick" to be shown in class. 1) What is the tension between fact and norm in the documentary, "End of the Night Stick?" Why. 2) How would each theorist -- a structural functionalist, a Marxist, a symbolic interactionist, and a Habermasian theorist -- interpret and critique the documentary, "End of the Night Stick"? Why. Finally, which theoretical interpretation do you agree with the most? Why. 3) Do you think these images of law should have been given to prisoners? Why. (from Bonsignore, p. 217, Q.1). 4) If Darrow thinks that jails are the invention of the ruling class, how can he say that some people are "born with the tendency to break into jail"? (from Bonsignore, p. 217, Q.2) 5) Diamond says that custom is definite and known, whereas law is vague and uncertain. What does he mean? Why. (from Bonsignore, p. 228, Q.1).

      • new Rule of Law/Surveillance (due Friday, April 5th) 1) Do you agree that there is widespread disenchantment with law? What current examples of this can you find? What examples of belief in law can you find? (from Bonsignore, p. 236, Q.1) 2) What are the sources of disenchantment or belief? Do the mass media tend in either direction in presenting legal issues? Why. (from Bonsignore, p. 236, Q.2) 3) What social institutions besides slavery can you think of where personal domination is supported by law? Does managerial control of employees fall into this category? teachers' control of students? parents' control of children? husbands' of wives? In each of these situations, what images of the relationship between dominant person(s) and the society does the law enforce? Why. (from Bonsignore, p. 246, Q.3). 4) Why did Chief Justice Warren say that the exclusionary rule is not very effective in regulating police actions in which arrest is not the police officer's aim? Why. (from Bonsignore, p. 278, Q.1). 5) ... Does this mean that the validity of police conduct is dependent on how articulate the officer is? Does this case provide a "script" for officers to use in describing their actions? Why. (from Bonsignore, p. 281, Q.2)


    • Special Announcement
      --- Friday, March 29th - 2nd rol & grid form due
      --- new April 1-12 -- Advising for Fall 2002. Be sure to contact your academic adviser.
      --- new Monday, April 15th -- Registration for Fall 2002 Classes
      --- new Friday, April 26th -- Exam 2
      --- new Friday, May 3rd , beginning of class - 3rd grid form & ROL due
      --- Friday, May 3rd, beginning of class - FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE
      --- new May 6-10 -- Presentation of Creative Measures; Report of Debriefings; Theory, Policy, Practice Discussions
      --- Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class

    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- coming soon

    • Recommended Readings
      --- new Jerome H. Skolnick and James J. Fyfe. Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force.
      --- new Peter K. Manning. Police Work.
      --- new Samuel Walker. The Police in America: An Introduction.
      --- new Peter MacDonald. From the Cop Shop.
      --- new Jim Dwyer, Peter Neufield, and Barry Scheck. Five Days to Execution and Other Dispatches from the Wrongly Accused.
      --- new Kenneth J. Peak and Ronald W. Glensor. Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices.
      --- new Richard A. Leo, et al., eds. The Miranda Debate: Law, Justice, and Policing.
      --- new Anthony Lewis. Gideon's Trumpet.
      --- 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)

      • Due beginning of class, Friday, March 29th - Second grid form and ROL

      • 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.

      • new Community Corrections (due Monday, April 1st) 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 today's correctional system? Why. 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 Friday, April 5th) 1) How does the "institutionalization" of Stanley compare to that of Victor Hassine's experience? Why. 2) What are your early impressions of Holes?


    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- coming soon

    • Special Announcement
      --- Friday, March 29th - 2nd rol & grid form due
      --- new April 1-12 -- Advising for Fall 2002. Be sure to contact your academic adviser.
      --- new Monday, April 15th -- Registration for Fall 2002 Classes
      --- new Friday, April 26th -- Exam 2
      --- new Friday, May 3rd , beginning of class - 3rd grid form & ROL due
      --- Friday, May 3rd, beginning of class - FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE
      --- new May 6-10 -- Presentation of Creative Measures; Report of Debriefings; Theory, Policy, Practice Discussions
      --- Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class

    • Recommended Readings
      --- new Howard Abadinsky. Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice.
      --- new Gwyneth Boswell. Contemporary Probation Practice.
      --- new Robert M. Carter, Daniel Glaser, and Leslie T. Wilkins. Probation, Parole and Community Corrections.
      --- new Thomas Ellsworth. Contemporary Community Corrections.
      --- new Peter Burke. Abolishing Parole: Why the Emperor Has No Clothes.
      --- new Edward J. Latessa and Harry E. Allen. Corrections in the Community.
      --- 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)

      • Due beginning of class, Friday, March 29th - Second grid form and ROL

      • 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).

      • new Constitutive Criminology/Color Brown pt. 2 (due Wednesday, April 3rd) Note: In order to be prepared for this exercise, you must view the documentary, "hablas ingles?" Be sure to incorporate "hablas ingles?" in your answers to the following questions: 1) Why is it important to understand socially constructed differences when considering social justice in a postmodern society? Provide examples of how these differences build toward inequalities. (from Arrigo, p. 173, Q. 5) 2) What social and criminal justice policy implications follow from an integrative-constitutive theory of crime and social justice? Why does social justice require more than fixing the criminal justice system? (Arrigo, p. 173, Q.6). 3) How does "hablas ingles?" related to constitutive criminology? Why. 4) Do you think Proposition 187 and English Only referendums are examples of immigrant bashing? Why. (from M&Z, p. 155, Q.3) 5) Do you think English should be the official language of the United States? Why. (from M&Z, p. 155, Q.5). 6) Based on the images discussed in this chapter, can Latinos and other minorities ever receive equal justice? Also, how can you, as a possible future employee within the criminal justice system, help deal with these images? (M&Z, p. 165, Q.2)


    • Special Announcements
      --- Friday, March 29th - 2nd rol & grid form due
      --- new April 1-12 -- Advising for Fall 2002. Be sure to contact your academic adviser.
      --- new Monday, April 15th -- Registration for Fall 2002 Classes
      --- new Friday, April 26th -- Exam 2
      --- new Friday, May 3rd , beginning of class - 3rd grid form & ROL due
      --- Friday, May 3rd, beginning of class - FINAL ABSOLUTE DEADLINE
      --- new May 6-10 -- Presentation of Creative Measures; Report of Debriefings; Theory, Policy, Practice Discussions
      --- Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class

    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- coming soon

    • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things
      --- new Constitutive Criminology At Work related materials on the Dear Habermas site.

    • Other Recommended Readings
      --- Herbert Schiller. The Mind Managers.
      --- Gaye Tuchman. The TV Establishment.
      --- 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)