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Week of October 17, 2004

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    Mona Mlejnek wrote on Friday, October 22nd:
    On the Yahoo Discussion Group

    I just wanted to say that i am so happy that i joined the yahoo transform site. I am learning what alot of people think out there in regards to politics and ohter interesting issues. Thanks for suggesting it!!!

    mona -- good. i'm glad. i wish more uwp students would join the group.

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    From CRMJ/SOCA 363: Corrections

    On Thursday, October 21, 2004, Matt Simes wrote:
    On the documentary, "Second City"

    I really enjoyed the video today. I was very suprised with all the information given. I do have a question, with all the offenders in LA County, why doesn't the County just build another jail? It just seemed like the prisoners were cramed into little cells. But on the other hand, this could be a form of punishment for the offenders. What do you think??

    matt -- good question but my guess is that the county tax payers don't want to build a new jail. it costs money. this might be a good creative measure?

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    From CRMJ/SOCA 365 : Race, Crime & Law

    Carley Huber wrote on Monday, October 18th:
    On the quality of class discussions

    I just wanted to write because I've really been enjoying our class discussions, though it is obvious people have different experiences, opinions and ideas it seems as if my classmates really understand listening in good faith. More often that not you hear some continuation and agreement of one persons thought to another persons. just thought i'd let you know.

    carley -- thank you! i appreciate the feedback.



    Katie MacCready wrote on Wednesday, October 20th:
    On the "Jury Selection Act"

    In response to today's class discussion. I think it was a good practice of Fellman's idea of the paradigm shift-looking at something from the opposing side. It was like instead of fighting look on the otherside. Like the Dr. Suess video we watched try buttering your bread differently.

    katie -- good observation as today's class relates to fellman!

    Andrea Jacob wrote on Wednesday, October 20th:
    On the "Jury Selection Act"

    I thought the class activity we did today was beneficial because it really got us to think. It also showed us that it is important to view and pay attention to both arguments of a proposal. I must say it was hard to form an argument for the side I was not expecting to defend but it helped me really analyze both sides. It's a good idea to be open minded and look at all sides.

    andrea -- yes, that was my main objective is for students to try to understand the other side of the argument.

    Mona Mlejnek wrote on Wednesday, October 20th:
    On the "Jury Selection Act"

    I just wanted to say I enjoyed today's class. I was a little ticked at first that we had to argue on the opposite of how we felt on the issue. However, it did help to see possible problems that could possibly occur and to look at it from another perspective. I found it interesting also that even though it wasn't meant to be a competition, as soon as we broke up on to different sides it immediately became competitve.

    mona -- good observations! yes, there is a lot of affect in learning.

    Jeni Bradley wrote on Wednesday, October 20th:
    On the "Jury Selection Act"

    In class we talked a lot about the 50% stopping dicrimination but I was thinking what about people who discriminate against their own race? Just something to consider.

    jeni -- that's always a possibility.



    On Wednesday, October 20th, Mona Mlejnek wrote:
    On Driving While Black

    Throughout reading "Driving While Black" it strikes me what a vast wealth of information is in this one book. Not only does it discuss the obvious issue of racial profiling but it also give TONS of information on what to do if you are ever in the position of being racially profiled, along with the different organizations you can contact and the legal actions that can be taken. This is also a very beneficial source of information on how to go about filing compplaints and following through on complaints. I would definitely reccomend this book to any and all individuals who have ever found themselves in the position of being racially profiled.

    mona -- yes, this book is a very good resource/overview on racial profiling.



    Mona Mlejnek wrote on Friday, October 22nd:
    On the documentary, "The Court Process"

    I thought the film we saw today was a good representation of how the crimnal justice sysem works. I think too often people watch shows like Law & Order and CSI and think thats how it works. While those shows are fun to watch and do give SOME idea of how the system works it's certainly not always accurate as to how long and drawn out the process is.

    mona -- i appreciate the feedback. it does take the hollywood glamour out of the process, doesn't it?

    April Puryear wrote on Friday, October 22nd:
    On the documentary, "The Court Process"

    The video that we watched in class was a good way to see a little bit what goes on in the legal process. One person made a statement that it is all about luck that she was able to get released out of jail.

    Does justice = luck???

    april -- good question!