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California State University, Dominguez Hills
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Created: June 22, 2003
Latest Update: December 2, 2004
You will be held accountable for purposes of grading for the readings and exercises listed here. There will be no "testing." That means that you will not have to live in anxious anticipation of what we will ask and how much you will have to know. Instead, we will provide weekly discussion questions, lectures, essays, and concepts we feel that you should know as a result of having taken this course. You will assure us of that learning and receive your grade for the questions and concepts about which you choose to write and talk with us. In addition, you will find detailed explanations and examples on our grading policies in the first week's reading.
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Week 15: Week of December 5, 2004
- Topic: Corrections: Theory, Policy, Practice
Special Note: The last day of class is Wednesday, December 15th.
- Preparatory Readings:
--- Haas and Alpert. Dilemmas of Corrections. entirety.
--- Sachar. Holes. entirety.
--- Hassine. Life Without Parole. entirety.
--- Documentaries: "--- " (to be shown in class) .
- Related Links:
--- Juvenile Justice: Annotations on Holes
- Lecture:in class
- runaway train
- the imprisonment binge
- Discussion Questions:
- What was the most interesting creative measure that you worked on this semester? Why.
- What is the most important thing you learned in this course? Why.
- What advice would you give to students new to this teaching/learning approach? Why.
- What ideas and suggestions do you have to improve on this teaching/learning approach? Why.
Ideas and Suggestions for Creative Measures
- What is the future direction of American corrections? Why.
- "Freeing the Dominant Discourse" - Work with CSUDH students on a collaborative hypertext poem.
- Related books to read:
--- John Irwin. The Warehouse Prison: Disposal of the New Dangerous Class.
- If you liked Sachar's Holes, you might want to read:
--- Carl Hiaasen. Hoot.
--- Will Hobbs. Downriver. and its sequel, River Thunder.
--- Christopher Curtis. Bud, Not Buddy.
--- Eoin Colfer. Artemis Fowl .
--- Kimberly Holt. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
--- Paul Beatty The White Boy Shuffle. [NOT children's literature]
- Join the Discussion Groups: Moving Transform Discussion Group to Yahoo.
- CRMJ 363 & 365 Library Resource Page by Geoffrey Morse.
- "Planning Your Field Activity for Transforming Dominant Discourse"
- "Project Suggestions for Shared Reading Sessions" with CSUDH students.
Other Recommended Readings:
- Jeffery Reiman. The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison.
- Alfie Kohn. Beyond Discipline.
- James Austin and John Irwin. It's About Time: America's Imprisonment Binge.
Prisonexp.com A site with to the Stanford Prison experiment, Alcatraz, and more. This website was found by Tracy Kohloff-Blauser, a former CRMJ student.
Convicts and Cops A resource on prison tatoos, prison slang terminology, and more!
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Jail Cam Link. Link found by Mary Frances Chachula.