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Created: September 6, 2002
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Week of October 5, 2003

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    Kyle Corrigan wrote on Tuesday, October 7th:
    On external motivation

    refering to our discussion in class on monday, i believe that our country's learning style has soley become a externally motivated society. This is the only class i have taken that requires you to be internally motivated.

    kyle -- why is society so externally motivated? and why is this the only class that is internally motivated?

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    From CRMJ/SOCA 233: Criminology

    On Monday, October 6, 2003, Dominick Melton wrote:
    On kids and violence

    Today in class we talked about youth crime are influenced by parents. I think it's more so dealing wit TV or movies. Because of celeberity or criminal acts from TV show(COPS). Reason being parents dont take time out to teach kids and spend time with youth.

    dominick -- why don't parents spend more time with their children? don' t they have a responsibility to take care of their own kids?

    On Thursday, October 9, 2003, Cecilia Gonzalez wrote:
    On kids and violence

    Yes, parents are responsible but work is always an issue. Parents are working all the time. Mothers use to stay home, but since divorces are more common. Single moms go to work and kids are left alone more often and they dedicate more time to television and video games (some of those games are violent). Since no one is around to supervise them. They also go between homes, so it's difficult to keep track of what they do.

    cecilia -- if parents don't have time for their kids, then what is the solution?

    On Tuesday, Octdober 7, 2003, Amanda Morris wrote:
    On teachers and kids

    I saw today in one of my class that a teacher called a kid out on his homework being wrong in front out everyone. Do we ever think that maybe teachers can cause kids not to want to come to school or cause them to have the behavior that gets them in trouble. I think we need to stop telling the parents they are doing wrong and maybe look at what others in the kids life are doing or saying to them

    amanda -- an interesting observation. what should the teacher have done? why.

    On Thursday, October 9th, Frank Conforti wrote:
    On juvenile mentoring

    This is like what Baccaria wanted. Something other then prison or jail.

    frank -- good point! that's what beccaria wanted -- prevention and education.



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    From CRMJ 490: Media, Crime & Criminal Justice

    Bettie Poole wrote on Sunday, October 5th:
    On games

    Today, society has changed, and morality continues to decline in a more or more depravity. The social indicators reflect a rise in violent crime among youth; physical; sexual and drug abuse; suicide; and lately a significant rise in using occultism as a way of acting out rebellion. This centers on the roles of the media and entertainment in our culture. Occult and violence oriented card games like Magic the Gathering, Battle Tek and Star Wars; violent and occult simulate games on computer and virtual reality games. Therefore, as a youth I've played make-believe games with dolls, toys, without any harm.

    bettie -- want to go beyond opinion by researchiing this issue further?



    Dominick Melton wrote on Monday, October 6th:
    On the video about media and victims

    Reflecting on the movie about the interviews after columbine, that was weird because poeple dont want to be bother by that, they just want love ones around. I think they went about it wrong they should made the youth feel relaxed and give time to catch there breathe.

    dominick -- why are reporters and broadcasters insensitive?

    April Puryear wrote on Tuesday, October 7th:
    On the victims and the media video

    The video on the Victim Witness Program was very informative. I think it is important for victims to have more control of a tramatic situation when dealing with newsreporters. I did call Racine's Victim & Witness Program to see what they offer for the victims of crime. They do deal with victims rights but only in the court setting (which is still important).

    april -- please share what you found out in class, okay?



    Matt Sherry wrote on Friday, October 10th:
    On Art Howell's talk

    I thought the speaker today was excellent. It was good to see the perspective from the other side. I thought it was nice to see he sees things from both sides as well.

    matt -- i'm glad you enjoyed today's guest lecturer.

    April Puryear wrote on Friday, October 10th:
    On Art Howell's talk

    Thank you for allowing Art Howell to speak to the class today. It was interesting to hear that the quoted statements were written news releases by the PIO officer for the newspaper.

    april -- i should be thanking you for making all the arrangements for Art to lecture to our class. he gave a very good talk.



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    From CRMJ/SOCA 363: Corrections

    On Monday, October 6th , Nick Contreras wrote:
    On prison problems

    in class we discussed how prison's changed since back in the day concerning drugging, rapes, overcrowding, etc. Is the prison system even working? i know we need places to store these ppl, but why isn'ta nyone thinking of better ideas for criminals? Overcrowding is becoming horrible and causing much of this chaos.

    nick -- you raise some critical questions here. want to research the latest innovations being created to address some of these problems?



    On Monday, October 6th, Heather Sikorski wrote:
    On the "Quiet Rage"

    todays video was very interresting and kind of disturbing, ithink they took it way to far at times. how could this psychologist get so wrapped up in it that he didn't realize how horrible this was? I don't think he needed to perform that experiment, especially on innocent people.

    heather -- there were a lot of problems with this experiment. want to find out more about this experiment as part of your creative measures?

    On Monday, October 6th, Dominick Melton wrote:
    On the "Quiet Rage"

    After watching this movie, this is a great example how prison violence is so high in certain areas. Because officers feel like that arent human are not even existing to society.I feel you have to so respect to get respect, what you do you think?

    dominick -- i agree with you that respect comes from respect. want to research the work of prison guards as a creative measure?

    On Tuesday, October 7th, Caterricka Harris wrote:
    On the "Quiet Rage"

    I did further research about this experiment by exploring the official website of the professor --- zimbardo.com and prisonexp.org . The main focus of this experiment was the focal point of two questions: What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph?

    caterricka -- neat! thanks.



    Joel Kaminskis wrote on Tuesday, October 7th:
    On prison guards

    After reading the hand out you gave, made me remember the movie we watched in class. They go together so good. At the end of the move they interviewed the inmates and guards. The one guard said in the begging that he did not know what to do but instead of talking to the superintendent he fallowed the examples of other guards. These guards were degrading to the prisoners. I think if they would have had some training to show how to deal with problems that occur. Even in the had out they also could have used some training in order to help deal with occurring problems.

    joel -- good synthesis of materials! what would be an effective training program? why. want to research this issue?

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