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Latest Update: May 8, 2002

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Dear Habermas


    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!


    Congratulations to all May and August Graduates!

    Have a great summer! And, maybe I will you in September.


  • This local hub site will serve as a forum for messages about:
    All UWP Classes, Announcements
    • 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)

    • 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 and Measures of Learning

      As mentioned in class, here is a student's rephrasing of How to get an A: "Gathering information to get an "A" on a project means going that extra mile to research, study, and apply what you've learned in class. Rather than just turning in a project, one could keep the instructor abreast on how the project was going and maybe ask for some added input. The instructor would then be aware of the efforts and progress a student is making with the project and the learning (he or she) is attaining. "

    • Sociology of Law Spring 2002 Report of Learning Page

    • Corrections Spring 2002 Report of Learning Page

    • Law and Social Change Spring 2002 Report of Learning Page


    All UWP Classes -- Forms, web assigned readings: All UWP Classes, site visits:

      Site Visits completed for Spring 2002

    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)

      • new ...


    • Special Announcement
      --- Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class
      --- A SPECIAL NOTE ---- Being the last class page update for the semester, I just wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for sharing your learning with me. Teaching and learning are truly interdependent and interactive! It has been a wonderfully intensive learning experience for me. Have a nice summer!

    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- 1. Select one -- law enforcement, lawyers or juries, and explain the most pressing ethical dilemma within this particular aspect of the legal process. Utilizing the four sociological perspectives (structural functionalism, Marxism, symbolic interactionism and Habermasian theory), what solutions would each perspective propose? Why.
      --- 2. In an earlier edition, Bonsignore states: "Law is almost always involved with issues of self and other, and often involved with issues of life and death." What did he mean by this? How does this statement relate to Law Stories?Why.
      --- 3. Chief Justice Warren Burger stated: "Our system is too costly, too painful, too destructive, too inefficient for a truly civilized people." How does this statement relate to Law Stories? Why.
      --- 4. According to Donald Kingsbury, "Law is what is read, not what is written," (Bonsignore, p. 21). Apply this statement to one of the following -- law enforcement, lawyers, the jury or conflict resolution. Explain which of the four theoretical perspectives (structural functionalism, Marxism, symbolic interactionism or Habermasian theory) best fits this statement? Why.
      --- 5. "In some areas of law, the image of freedom is dominant; in others, the image of obedience is" (earlier edition of Bonsignore). How does this relate to Law Stories? Why. Which image of law do you agree with the most? Why.

    • Recommended Readings
      --- 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)

      • new ...


    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- 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 essay.
      --- 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.

    • Special Announcement
      --- Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class
      --- A SPECIAL NOTE ---- Being the last class page update for the semester, I just wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for sharing your learning with me. Teaching and learning are truly interdependent and interactive! It has been a wonderfully intensive learning experience for me. Have a nice summer!


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

    • 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)

      • new ...


    • Special Announcements
      --- Friday, May 10th - Last Day of Class
      --- A SPECIAL NOTE ---- Being the last class page update for the semester, I just wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for sharing your learning with me. Teaching and learning are truly interdependent and interactive! It has been a wonderfully intensive learning experience for me. Have a nice summer!


    • Exam 2 Study Questions
      --- 1. After reading about the Colors Red, Black, Brown and Yellow, and the Invisible Color White, which Arrigo theory best fit for each group? Select a different theory for each group. (Do not use the same theory twice).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 cautious optimism about the diminution of institutional racism beyond the millennium? Why. Incorporate the Arrigo readings into your answer.
      --- 4. Relating to Images of Color/Images of Crime , which two Arrigo theories makes the least sense to you? Why. And finally, which three theoretical perspectives from the Arrigo book 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.

    • Links to Lecture Notes and Other Things
      --- Poem by Nicholas Potter.
      --- Poem by Michael Witkofski.
      --- Poem by Adela Lozano.
      --- They Ain't Us: Identity as an Anti-Norm.


    • Other Recommended Readings
      ---Gordon Fellman. Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival.
      --- Martha Minow. Not Only for Myself: Identity, Politics and the Law.
      --- Martha Minow. Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence.
      --- Robert Blauner. Still the Big News: Racial Oppression in America.

      --- 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)