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Created: June 22, 2003
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Site Teaching Modules CRMJ/SOCA 365: Race, Crime and Law
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 10, 2006

  • Lecture: in class

  • Concepts:
    • theory, policy, practice
    • illocutionary discourse
    • aesthetics of answerability
    • the Other
    • difference
    • adversarialism
    • mutuality
    • 6Cs
    • taxonomy of learning

  • Discussion Questions:

      Incorporate the readings and the documentary, "--- " in your answers.

    1. What was the most interesting creative measure? How does this creative measure relate to the readings (Walker, Kennedy, and Fellman)? 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 model? Why.
    4. What ideas and suggestions do you have to improve this teaching/learning model? Why. (Constructive criticsm only).

  • Ideas and Suggestions for Creative Measures

      Note: All creative measures were due beginning of class on Thursday, November 30th and on Friday, December 1st.

    • Make A Box a Week focusing on the week's topic or issues.

    • Make a Globe (Origami Balloon). Try it!

  • Recommended Readings:
    • The Dalai Lama. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama.
    • The Dalai Lama. The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality.
    • The Dalai Lama. Ethics for the New Millennium.
    • The Dalai Lama. An Open Heart.
    • The Dalai Lama. Live in a Better Way.


    • The 9-11 Commission Report
    • Alfie Kohn. No Contest. The Case Against Competition.
    • Thomas Kuhn. Structure of Scientific Revolutions.

    • Paulo Freire. Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
    • 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.



    Course Syllabus for CRMJ/SOCA 365-001 (MWF) "Race, Crime, Law"

    Course Syllabus for CRMJ/SOCA 365-002 (TR) "Race, Crime, Law"




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