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Site Teaching Modules CRMJ/SOCA 363: Corrections
Week 15: Corrections: Theory, Policy, Practice
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

  • Concepts:

    • runaway train
    • the imprisonment binge

  • Discussion Questions:
    1. What was the most interesting creative measure that you worked on this semester? Why.
    2. What is the most important thing you learned in this course? Why.
    3. What advice would you give to students new to this teaching/learning approach? Why.
    4. What ideas and suggestions do you have to improve on this teaching/learning approach? Why.

  • Ideas and Suggestions for Creative Measures
  • 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.

  • Interesting Links:

  • Site Copyright: Jeanne Curran and Susan R. Takata and Individual Authors, June 2003.
    "Fair use" encouraged.