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Fall 2018

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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

 

Graded Reading Quiz 2

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

Continued Discussion and film 13th.

 

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

13th Film.

Podcast with Jazmin by clicking here

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?

 

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

Lecture: Conflict Resolution: Purposes and Structures
Reading: Alternative Dispute Resolution – Find and print an article or resource about Alternative Dispute Resolution for Wednesday.

Discussion: Philosophy of Law, Reflecting on What We Have Learned

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

Review Final Assignments and Grading

 

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

CLASS CANCELLED THIS WEEK

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.

WEDNESDAY ONLY – Questions and Review

FINAL EXAMINATIONS BEGIN DECEMBER 13

Final Exam POL 63 Take Home Essay Final Assessment

OUR LAST CLASS MEETING IS THIS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5.

Bring a TYPED essay to our Final Exam Monday December 17 at 11AM in M-366.

If you have done additional research and have a separate paper you may turn that in to me as a separate essay OR include that in your 1-3 page response.

Your grade will be determined by how clear you are able to show me what you learned.

In 1-3 Pages please explain the following:

What did you think the Criminal Justice System was before you took this course?

What research did you do in this course and what did you learn from that research?

What do you think the Criminal Justice System is now?

EXTRA CREDIT: What did you learn from conversations in class about the Historical and Structural elements of the Criminal Justice System?

 

 

Week/Dates

Topic

Monday and Wednesdays

Thursdays: The Plague

One: March 5-9

Getting to know you

Law and Society Major

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In Class Reading from Elizabeth Minnich’s “The Evil of Banality” on The Plague, by Camus

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Two: March 12-16

Overview of Problem: global migration

Getting started with legal research online

My topic sentence. Should we revise to say a “political fact”?

International migration is a fact of the global, 21st century.

Migration with a Twist Click here

Illegal Entry click here

Overview click here

Three: March 19-23

Health care – a contested right

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Powerpoint In Class   click here

Part 1 Discussion

Four: March 26-30

Separation of powers theory- divided justice

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Five: April 2-6 Spring Break

 

 

 

Six: April 9-13

Denial of Human Rights – sociolegal problems

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Part 2 Discussion

Seven: April 16-20

International Patient Dumping and Finding Luis

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Eight: April 23-27

Montejo v. Memorial and Judicial Interpretation

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Part 2 Discussion

Nine: April 30-May 4

Interpretation continued…

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Click here for Video

 

Ten: May 7-11

Legal exclusion – Indians, Africans, Chinese, Women

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Part 2 Discussion

Eleven: May 14-18

Sovereignty, Economic Development, Slavery

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Click here to read Case

 

Twelve: May 21-25

Human rights law – international venues

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RESEARCH FORM CASES click here

Thirteen: May 30 – June 1

Cause of Action meets interpretation – Rule of Law (surveys perceptions of rule of law)

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Part 3 Discussion

Fourteen: June 4-

Final Research Paper

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