A Justice Site
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: August 27, 2002
Office: 370 MOLN
Office Hours: MWF 8:45-9:45am & by appointment
Phone: (262) 595-2116
FAX: (262) 595-2471
Class meets MWF 11-11:50 a.m.
CRMJ/SOCA 363 will examine correctional contexts, practices, and trends. This course will take an issues approach rather than an overview of corrections. From the early history of punishment to future visions in correctional practices, we will take a sociological look at American corrections. In addition, we will examine corrections and the interrelationship between theory, policy, practice.
The student will learn:
Grades can be important feedback when they are collaborative and used as feedback to guide further learning. They are harmful when they become a reified end in their own right. Because we are required by the institution to give grades, there must be a means of your letting us know what you hae learned. We expect each of you to communicate with us, so that we come to know you and your learning. Meaningful learnings come when we stretch the corners of each others' minds by looking at these concepts from multiple perspectives that come from our myriad unique experiences.
The 5Cs - communication, consistency, competency, creativity, and cooperation continue to represent our standards for evaluation. Refer to Evidence of Learning on the Dear Habermas web site. Your coursework must show scholarly discipline in conceptually linking your learning to theory, policy, practice, and to course readings and discussions.
Three times during the semester we will check that you have provided us with some evidence of your learning. That will establish a continuity in your learning. You are invited to choose the measure of learning that fits your learning style best. More details will be provided in class.
DON'T DO IT!! Give credit to those whose ideas and words you use. Cooperation and sharing in this class will earn you a better grade. Adversarialism is not a part of our teaching. We believe that learning flowers in an environment that permits mutuality to flourish.
!!WARNING: THIS IS NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL COURSE WHERE THE PROFESSOR LECTURES WHILE STUDENTS QUIETLY TAKE NOTES. THIS PROFESSOR USES A COOPERATIVE LEARNING APPROACH AS WELL AS SEVERAL EXPERIMENTAL AND INNOVATIVE TEACHING/LEARNING TECHNIQUES. GROUPWORK IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN THIS COURSE!
|1||Introduction||H, foreword, preface,ch.1-2|
|2||Criminal Justice and Corrections|
**Wed,9/11 Computer Workshop in library
|H&A, ch.1-3; H,ch.3-8|
|3||History of Corrections||H&A, ch.4-6; H, 9-15|
|4||The Correctional Client||H&A, ch.7-9; H, ch. 16-20|
|5||The Correctional Client||H&A, ch. 10-12; H, afterword, appendices|
|6||The Prison Experience||H&A, ch. 14-16|
|7||The Prison Experience||H&A, ch. 20-23|
|8||Jail and Short-Term Detention -- |
**Fri 10/25 - Last to Drop Course
|H&A, ch. 24-26|
|9||Community Corrections||H&A, ch. 27-28; S, ch. 1-10|
|10||Community Corrections||H&A, ch. 31-32; S, ch. 11-26|
|11||Special Populations||H&A, ch. 35-36;S, ch. 27-36|
|12||Special Populations||H&A, ch. 36-38; S, ch. 37-43|
**Fri, 11/29 - No Class - Thanksgiving Break
|H&A, ch. 33 + 39-42; , S, ch. 44-50|
|14||The Future of Corrections|
**Fri, 12/6 at 11 a.m. central time - The Absolute Final Deadline
|15||Corrections: Theory, Policy, Practice ||---|
|16||Corrections: Theory, Policy, Practice |
**Fri, May 10th, The Last Day of Class