Introduction to Criminal Justice | Outline

Week 1 September 10-14.

Welcome – Preliminary Diagnostics

Click here to view: Documenting the Near Future: Critical Thinking

Final Project Intro: Find a Policing-Community Relations Problem in your Zip Code from any time period.

Discussion Tags and Key Words: 

Systems and Process
Policing
Digital Research: examples & explanations
Risk Terrain Mapping/ Surveillance
Dialogue/d+cpar

Week 2 September 17-21. No classes 19th.

Policing – Theorizing and thinking – systems and processes

 

Click here for Reading: Policing

 

Click here to view The New Jim Crow-Thesis and Legal Cases

Discussion Tags and Key Words: 

Digital Research: examples & explanations
Risk Terrain Mapping/ Surveillance

Week 3  September 24-27

Prison/Corrections – Theorizing and thinking – systems and processes

 

Click here for Reading: Corrections

 

Click here to View: Fake News? Zimbardo Experiment 

 

Discussion Tags and Key Words: 

i am User 1
Prison / Corrections
Critical Agency
Cases & Interpretation

Graded Reading Quiz

 

Week 4  October 1-4.

Prison/Corrections – Theorizing and thinking – systems and processes

Graded Presentations

Click here to view: 13th: Critical Analysis of film as art and politics since Mapplethorpe

Humanities Infusion: The Class will decide in Groups to include 4 Humanities Based Course Materials that relate to their research into community – police social relations.

Discussion: Reflect & Apply POV: How do policing and prisons inter-relate historically and in today’s society?

 

Week 5 October 8-12. No classes October 12. Prison/Corrections – Theorizing and thinking – systems and processes

Wednesday and Thursday Guest Lecturer: Vito Colamussi

Assignment: were you able to determine his point of view as a social construction?

 

Week 6 October 15-19. Review.

Lecture: Prison/User a Video Game Point of View
Click here for Reading: Secondary Sources: Torture Memos
Lecture: Critical Agency
Lecture: Cases & Interpretation

Humanities References:
Aristotle
Foucault
Alexander, Michelle

Discussion: Documentary Video: The 13th.
Podcast
Youtube

Review

Week 7 October 22-26. Sentencing and Courts through dialectics legal/illegal.

Graded Assignment: Draft for Peer Review Due
Click here for Reading: Social Science Research
Click here for Reading: Sentencing
Click here for Reading: Courts

Podcast with Jazmin De La Cruz

Discuss three dimensions of power, ideologies, instrumentalities, and institutions and foundational questions of justice & injustice? legal & illegal? deviance & control. Domination & Resistance. Use these conversations for your essay – think about how individuals are thinking about law and society. In what ways do police, courts, and corrections exercise power in order to dominate?

Graded Reading Quiz 2

Week 8 October 29- November 2. Sentencing and Courts through dialectics legal/illegal.

Continued Discussion.

 

Week 9 November 5-9. Sentencing and Courts through dialectics legal/illegal.

Groups of 4-6: write a brief statement, 1-2 paragraphs, summarizing your learning about sentencing and courts and illegal and legal.

 

Week 10 November 12-16. Theories and Methods: Justice and Law in Society

Lecture: Conflict Resolution: Purposes and Structures
Reading: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Discussion: Philosophy of Law, Reflecting on What We Have Learned
Review Final Assignments and Grading

Week 11 November 19-23. No Class November 22-25. Theories and Methods: Justice and Law in Society

Continued Discussion.

Week 12 November 26-30. Final Assignment Review

Writing Academic Research Papers from Experience
Purdue Owl
Writing Center on Campus
Group Writing
The Elements of Style

Week 13 December 3 – 7.

Extra Credit: Simulation Experiment: Legal Sovereign Group Formation and Designing a Lab Report and Journal Template for a collaborative (Co-Op) water filtration system for a local community.

Assignment: Final Essay Due

FINAL EXAMINATIONS BEGIN DECEMBER 13

Graded Final Reading Exam: Long Answer – Essay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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