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Week 15: Relating Race, Crime, Law to 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

    Wednesday, December 15th - The Last Day of this Class

  • Topic: Relating Race, Crime, Law to Theory, Policy, Practice

  • Preparatory Readings:
    --- Fellman. Rambo and the Dalai Lama. entirety.
    --- Kennedy. Race, Crime and the Law. entirety.
    --- Walker, et. al The Color of Justice. entirety.
    --- Documentary, " --- " (to be shown in class).

  • Links to Lecture Notes

    "Freeing the Dominant Discourse" - Work with CSUDH students on a collaborative hypertext poem.

    Gordon Fellman related materials on the Dear Habermas site.

  • Lecture: in class

  • Concepts:
    • adversarialism
    • mutuality
    • the aesthetics of answerability
    • transforming the dominant discourse

  • 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

  • Recommended Readings:

    • Martha Minow. Between Vengeance and Forgiveness.
    • Bishop Desmond Tutu. No Future Without Forgiveness.
    • The 9-11 Commission Report
    • Alfie Kohn. No Contest. The Case Against Competition. Alfie Kohn's website
    • Thomas Kuhn. Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
    • 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.

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