California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan - Transcend Art and Peace
Created: July 27, 2003
Latest Update: May 1, 2008
You will be held accountable for the readings and discussion questions 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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"Law and Social Change" Spring 2008
"Arrigo Theories" Spring 2008
"Images of Color/Images of Crime" Spring 2008
Week 16: Week of May 4, 2008
- Law and Social Change: Theory, Policy, Practice
- The Teaching/Learning Model Revisited
- Arrigo. Social Justice/Criminal Justice. entirety.
- Mann, Zatz & Rodriguez. Images of Color, Images of Crime. entirety .
- Documentary/Film: "-----" (to be shown in class)
Lecture related links:
- Auto-Poietic Learning Systems
- Participate in the Community Building discussion group .
- Curran and Takata. Sociology of Law Handbook:
-- Chapter 1, part 1
-- Chapter 1, part 2
-- Chapter 2
- Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Exclusion, Inclusion and American Law. Check out this link Martha Minow on the Dear Habermas site.
- "My Role in Social Change" Poem by LaTricia White (Spring 2004)
- "They Ain't Us: Identity as an Anti-Norm"
- W.I. Thomas "Definition of the Situation
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
Concepts to be covered:
- the relationship between criminal justice and social justice
- "theory, policy, practice"
- tension between facts and norms
- structural violence
- private autonomy v. public autonomy
- illocutionary discourse
- the taxonomy of learning
Note: In order to answer these discussion questions, you will need to do all of the assigned readings for this week, and view "----" to be shown in class.
- Other than your own visual projects, which ones were the most interesting? Why.
- What are the three most important things that you learned in this course? Why.
- What advice would you give to students new to this teaching/learning model? Why.
- What ideas and suggestions do you have to improve on this teaching/learning model? Why.
Suggested Visual Projects:
Note: Start thinking about ideas for your creative measures. Must relate to "law and social change." Must be approved before starting your creative measure. Cannot be something that you are doing or have done for another course. 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). You will need to submit a bibliography with each project. No term papers! Allow time to dialogue and present your creative measure in class. Email me your ideas ASAP!
--- Jurgen Habermas. Between Facts and Norms.
--- Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Exclusion, Inclusion and American Law. Check out this link Martha Minow on the Dear Habermas site.
Self-Assessment Questions for each Visual Project:
Course Syllabus for CRMJ/SOCA 352 "Law and Social Change"