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  • Student Name: CRMJ/SOCA 233 - Criminology, CRMJ/SOCA 363 Corrections, CRMJ/SOCA 365 Race, Crime, Law



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    From CRMJ/SOCA 233: Criminology

    On Monday, December 2, 2002, Nick Contreras wrote:
    On feminist criminology

    today in class, we discussed female criminology. I think that women, in general, don't commit as much crime as males. The crimes they do commit, though, are murders, and more domestic crimes, such as child abuse, hittin' a husband, etc. It's either that, or, their crime just isn't on such a scale as men, so they dont get the attention men do when commiting crimes. What do you think?

    nick -- either review the pollock book or find out what women are most arrested for.

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, Tony Ciardo wrote:
    On feminist criminology

    I agree with nick on the commentary page that women don't commit as many crimes yet in the community as the male gender do. Women crime is increasing 6to 7 times every year, but they don't commit as many crimes as males do. Plus they don't get looked at in society as murdering or doing a violent crime. But they usually do the small crimes that don't get called into the police like battery or assault.What do you think about the women committing crimes?

    tony -- is it "equality with a vengeance?"

    On Monday, December 2, 2002, Kristin Kania wrote:
    On feminist criminology

    biologically i think men and women are in fact different. however i dont think they should be punished differently. As a female i feel insulted to think that any criminal behavior of mine is because i was "mad" and unladylike. but i must admit when someone mentions the word criminal a male pops into my head first.

    kristin -- what did adler say -- "old stereotypes die slowly"?

    On Monday, December 2, 2002, Roberta Prescott wrote:
    On feminist criminology

    In class today we talked about the female crime rates tend to be overlooked. Along with how men perceived woman in the earlier days to be soft and kind-hearted 24hrs. a day.I do agree with that, however in today's generation women are more aggressive which I believe is good and speak their mind about certain issues. In the workplace too the female workers have to show their aggression towards the males because some men still believe that women should be at home.

    roberta -- what did one feminist criminologist call this -- "equality with a vengeance?" what do you think?

    On Monday, December 2, 2002, David Peter wrote:
    On feminist criminology

    On our discussion on women and violent crime: This is one area in which women can be equal to men in power. With the use of a weapon such as a gun, a women can be in control and commit the same type of crime as a man can.

    david -- an interesting point.



    Krista Lindemann wrote on Monday, December 2, 2002:
    On which theory works best

    In response to our discussion at the end of class about what theories we think are most effective and useful, I think that deterance is a great theory. As the one student in class was talking about a friend of hers in Kuwait. I agree that we should have more seveer punishments to deter those who will commit the crime later down the road. The 3 strikes rule is giving way to much leway and I also think that it should be a public display of the punishment so that others around can observe and see what will happen to them if they commit the crime.

    krista -- should it be two strikes and you're out? or even one strike then? why.

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    From CRMJ/SOCA 363: Corrections

    Nick Fucile wrote on Tuesday, December 3, 2002:
    On Young Offenders Reentry Program

    I think this is a start to keeping these young adults off the streets. We need to spend more money on trying to make sure they dont offend again. LIke I said TRY.

    nick -- yes, we need to start somewhere.

    Michelle Sims wrote on Tuesday, December 3, 2002:
    On Young Offenders Reentry Program

    In theory, it think this sounds like an excellent oppurtunity for people to take advantage of to help young offenders.

    michelle -- wonder how it works in policy and practice.



    Erin Arneson wrote on Wednesday, December 4, 2002:
    On juveniles and the death penalty

    while on the internet cruising for problems with lethal injection i ran across this website. you would love it. it is www.howstuffworks.com It gives a ton of information about everything in the prison system. According to todays topic in class with death row and costs .. your number was wrong.. there are 83 people who were sentensed as juvenilles on death row to date. Wisconsins maximum age before sent to adult execution is 17 years old. but many states go lowe than that. with a minimum age of 16 there are 17 states that abide by that. a minimum age of 17 ther are 5 which includes florida which might have gone down to 16 with the 2002 referendum. and age 18 there are 16 states ... also it costs florida 24 million and execution for all they have carried out since 1977.. and it cost california 90 million annually for exuctions.. you need to go to this website.. there is so much info that you could use on it.. go directly to www.howstuffworks.com/framed.htm?parent=lethal-injection.htm&url=http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org

    erin -- my source was from november 2000 but thanks for the update. had you had more time a website review would have been nice.



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    From CRMJ/SOCA 365: Race, Crime and Law

    On Monday, December 2, 2002, Chrissy Knox wrote:
    On a follow-up to "Chicanos!" documentary

    I would like to comment on one of the lecture commentaries in the film chicano. A student wrote that Mexican's have the hardest time coming into this country, and I did not agree with that. If you notice, Mexican's are the fastest growing populations in this country. Also, if you notice, everything you see is in spanish and english, so that both cultures can understand. Yes, I do agree that there are people that are ingnorant about the mexican's in this country, but I also think that there are a lot of people who agree that they have just as much right to be here as anyone else.

    chrissy -- yes, spanish is a marketable skills these days, especially in the people related professions like criminal justice. but also, keep in mind that this was their land and it was taken away from them.

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, Veronica Ramirez wrote:
    On a follow-up to "Chicanos!" documentary

    I was reading the comments made, and just have to say that Mexicans do have the hardest times getting into the states. How many times have you heard of Canadians getting shot when crossing the boarder. Many Mexicans are killed every day in a inhumane fashion. We have every right to be here as Native Americans do!

    veronica -- yes, similar to american indians, the mexican americans lost a lot of their land. your comparison between the two different borders really presents quite a contrast.



    On Monday, December 2, 2002, Rick Hribar wrote:
    On the documentary, "Requiem for Frank Lee Smith"

    just wanted to comment on the movie that we saw in class today. giving that the justice system is not perfect and mistakes are going to be made. its my opinion that it would wise to just eliminate the death penalty completely......... what do you think??????

    rick -- some have suggested this very idea.

    On Monday, December 2, 2002, Jessica Miller wrote:
    On the documentary, "Requiem for Frank Lee Smith"

    I really liked the video from class today. I thought it was interesting to show that eyewitnesses are not very reliable. In fact, it is the number one reason why people are wrongfully convicted.

    jessica -- i'm glad you liked the documentary. we'll be viewing the last part on wednesday in class.

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, Michael Witkofski wrote:
    On the documentary, "Requiem for Frank Lee Smith"

    It is unbelievable that the system will put an innocent individual to death without testing the validity of the evidence, but yet let an individual who has committed over seventy rapes and many murder to bounce in and out of the system with little or hardly no repercussion. Something is wrong with this picture!

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, Anel Garza wrote:
    On the documentary, "Requiem for Frank Lee Smith"

    Regarding that documentary we watched I think that is horrible that the police department would state that even if Smith was alive he'd still be in prison. Smith served enough time and those people at that department obviously have something wrong with them. This man has already been cleared and served 22 years for nothing and to still want to keep him there. This makes me wonder about the people at that department and what their real goal is.

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, Amy Middleton wrote:
    On the documentary, "Requiem for Frank Lee Smith"

    as i had mentioned in class i really don't understand why maloney wasn't doing time for all the other rapes and murders from before this particular little girl. If he was,... this girl along with all the others (including those doing this and many others of his cases along with the victims) could have been spared. It is very disturbing.

    michael, anel and amy -- yes, something is very wrong with this picuture. how do we "fix" it?



  • On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, Tracy Blauser wrote:
    On "Fightin' Whites" spoof

    I checked out the web site, they have some great links on articles in the news about the team. Some praise, some criticism. One article stated that some people (whites) are proud to have a mascot. Maybe they should have a redneck team mascot or negative stereotypes of whites. They would get a lot more criticsm, but maybe make their point better. But I am glad they have also decided not to just get out a message, but help educate(the scholarship). I was surprised when you brought it up today, I wasn't aware it had been in he news recently.

    tracy -- good idea to research. for others who want to check this out the website is fightingwhites.org