California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan - Transcend Art and Peace
Created: July 27, 2003
Latest Update: March 10, 2005
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 9: Week of March 13, 2005
Topic: Spring Break
- It's Spring Break -- March 13-20th! Relax. Enjoy. Catch up or get ahead with your creative measures. I will be checking my email throughout the week.
- Arrigo. Social Justice/Criminal Justice, Chapters --.
- Mann and Zatz. Images of Color, Images of Crime, Chapters --- .
- Video: "---" (to be shown in class).
Lecture related links:
- "They Ain't Us: Identity as an Anti-Norm"
- W.I. Thomas "Definition of the Situation
- Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Exclusion, Inclusion and American Law. Check out this link Martha Minow on the Dear Habermas site.
Concepts to be covered:
Suggested Creative Measures:
- Note: All creative measures: 1) Must relate to "law and social change." 2) Must be pre-approved. 3) Cannot be something that you are doing for another course. 4) Research cannot be 100% online (i.e., google, askjeeves). Must conduct library research using scholarly works, (not the popular press -- Time Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated).
Milovanovic & Russel. Petit Apartheid in the U.S. Criminal Justice System.
Dennis Rome. Black Demons: Media's Depiction of the African American Male Criminal Stereotype. [if not required reading in another course]
Derrick Bell. Faces at the Bottom of the Well.
Derrick Bell. Race, Racism and American Law.
Randall Kennedy. Race, Crime and the Law . (If you have not read it for my "Race, Crime, Law" class)
Marc Mauer. Race to Incarcerate
David Cole. No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Justice System.
Jerome Miller. Search and Destroy: African-American Males in the Criminal Justice System.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Walter Dean Myers. The Dream Bearer.
Robert Blauner. Still the Big New: Racial Oppression in America.
- Jurgen Habermas. Between Facts and Norms.
- Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Inclusion, Exclusion and American Law.
- Course Syllabus
- Links to the Sociology of Law Handbook readings
-- Chapter 1, part 1
-- Chapter 1, part 2
-- Chapter 2