Course Syllabi Archives

Summer 2017

CRJ 405 -Syllabus

Please note: I am in the process of updating some of the tables in the textbook.  Here are those for chapter 4:

Updated Tables for Chapter 4

 

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

Study Guides for Exams

CRJ 405 study guide for first exam

CRJ 405, Study Guide for 2nd Exam

CRJ 405, Final Exam Study Guide

 

Spring 2017

Please Note Change in Syllabus - date for first exam and the chapters covered have been changed

CRJ 409 study guide for first exam

CRJ 409 spring 2017 Study guide for second exam.

NEW!!! CRJ 409 Final Exam study guide

 

Summer 2016

CRJ 405 -Syllabus

Please note: I am in the process of updating some of the tables in the textbook.  Here are those for chapter 4:

Updated Tables for Chapter 4

 

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

Study Guides for Exams

CRJ 405 study guide for first exam

CRJ 405, Study Guide for 2nd Exam

CRJ 405, Final Exam Study Guide

 

Spring 2016

 

Fall, 2016

Slavery by Another Name Documentary: http://www.slaverybyanothername.com/pbs-film/

CRJ 405 syllabus

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here

 Study Guide for first Exam

 Study Guide for second Exam

Study Guide for Third Exam

New: Study Guide for Final Exam

 

CRJ 409

Study Guide First Exam

Study guide for second exam

Study Guide for Third Exam

Final Exam study guide

CRJ 438 (on line)

Syllabus 

 

CRJ 718

Syllabus

 

 

CRJ 409  Power points 

          Myths and Realities of Delinquency (first lecture)

          History of Children and Juvenile Justice

             Measuring Delinquency

          Nature of Delinquency         

          Youth Gangs

          Female Delinquency

          Theories of Crime                

                Chicago School illustration of the use of maps to plot crime locations: Jump in homicides a vexing challenge for LAPD brass

         Delinquency in Context 

         Family and Delinquency

         Schools and Delinquency

            Truancy and street violence are linked, Baltimore study says

               Dropouts costing California $1.1 billion annually in juvenile crime costs

         Processing Offenders through the Juvenile Justice System

         Juvenile Prisons

            Abuses reported in Mississippi training schools - report calls them "A Mississippi Gulag."  Go to this web site: http://www.parentsunitedtogether.com/page78.html

               Abuses at State Detention Centers (series of 3 stories)

                3 in 25 juveniles in detention are sexually abused, study finds

    The Double Standard of Juvenile Justice

         Some Sensible Solutions

CRJ 709

 

Fall, 2015

CRJ 405 Syllabus

Study Guide for Final Exam

Special Announcement: change in syllabus, including the date of second exam

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

   Conservative, Liberal and Radical Views of Crime

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

CRJ 438 on line syllabus

 

CRJ 705 syllabus

 

Summer 2015

CRJ 405 -Syllabus

 

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

CRJ 405 study guide for first exam

CRJ 405, Study Guide for 2nd Exam

CRJ 405, Final Exam Study Guide

 

CRJ 709 - Syllabus (subject to revision)

Spring 2015

CRJ 409 - Syllabus

CRJ 409  Power points 

             Myths and Realities of Delinquency (Introduction)

          History of Children and Juvenile Justice

             Measuring Delinquency

          Nature of Delinquency         

          Youth Gangs

          Female Delinquency

          Theories of Crime                

                Chicago School illustration of the use of maps to plot crime locations:  http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/map/

         Delinquency in Context 

         Family and Delinquency

         Schools and Delinquency

            Truancy and street violence are linked, Baltimore study says

               Dropouts costing California $1.1 billion annually in juvenile crime costs

         Processing Offenders through the Juvenile Justice System

         Juvenile Prisons

            Abuses reported in Mississippi training schools - report calls them "A Mississippi Gulag."  Go to this web site: http://www.parentsunitedtogether.com/page78.html

               Abuses at State Detention Centers (series of 3 stories)

                3 in 25 juveniles in detention are sexually abused, study finds

    The Double Standard of Juvenile Justice

         Some Sensible Solutions

 

Spring 2014

 

CRJ 409 On-Line

 

CRJ 409

 

Syllabus

CRJ 409  Power points 

             Myths and Realities of Delinquency (Introduction)

          History of Children and Juvenile Justice

             Measuring Delinquency

          Nature of Delinquency         

          Youth Gangs

          Female Delinquency

          Theories of Crime                

                Chicago School illustration of the use of maps to plot crime locations:  http://projects.latimes.com/homicide/map/

         Delinquency in Context 

         Family and Delinquency

         Schools and Delinquency

            Truancy and street violence are linked, Baltimore study says

               Dropouts costing California $1.1 billion annually in juvenile crime costs

         Processing Offenders through the Juvenile Justice System

         Juvenile Prisons

            Abuses reported in Mississippi training schools - report calls them "A Mississippi Gulag."  Go to this web site: http://www.parentsunitedtogether.com/page78.html

               Abuses at State Detention Centers (series of 3 stories)

                3 in 25 juveniles in detention are sexually abused, study finds

    The Double Standard of Juvenile Justice

         Some Sensible Solutions

Summer 2014

CRJ 405

CRJ 405 study guide for first exam

CRJ 405, Study Guide for 2nd Exam

CRJ 405, Final Exam Study Guide

CRJ 405 syllabus

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

   Conservative, Liberal and Radical Views of Crime

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

CRJ 405

Syllabus

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

   Conservative, Liberal and Radical Views of Crime

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

CRJ 712

Syllabus

 

Summer 2013

CRJ 405

CRJ 405 syllabus

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

   Conservative, Liberal and Radical Views of Crime

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

Spring 2013

CRJ 409 on line

CRJ 409

Syllabus

New!! Final Exam study guide

New!!  Latest arrest data for juveniles: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-32

New!! http://www.ncjj.org/pdf/jcsreports/jcs2008.pdf

CRJ 409  Power points 

          Myths and Realities of Delinquency (first lecture)

          History of Children and Juvenile Justice

             Measuring Delinquency

          Nature of Delinquency         

          Youth Gangs

          Female Delinquency

          Theories of Crime                

                Chicago School illustration of the use of maps to plot crime locations: Jump in homicides a vexing challenge for LAPD brass

         Delinquency in Context 

         Family and Delinquency

         Schools and Delinquency

            Truancy and street violence are linked, Baltimore study says

               Dropouts costing California $1.1 billion annually in juvenile crime costs

         Processing Offenders through the Juvenile Justice System

         Juvenile Prisons

            Abuses reported in Mississippi training schools - report calls them "A Mississippi Gulag."  Go to this web site: http://www.parentsunitedtogether.com/page78.html

               Abuses at State Detention Centers (series of 3 stories)

                3 in 25 juveniles in detention are sexually abused, study finds

    The Double Standard of Juvenile Justice

         Some Sensible Solutions

 

 

Fall 2012
 

CRJ 405, On line syllabus

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

   Conservative, Liberal and Radical Views of Crime

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

Fall, 2011

CRJ 409-001

Syllabus

Hostages of child prostitution

CRJ 709

 

Summer 2011

CRJ 405 syllabus

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

   Conservative, Liberal and Radical Views of Crime

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

Chapter 3  The Courts

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

        Update: Policing Pregnancy

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

Spring 2011

CRJ 409 Syllabi

 

Spring, 2010

CRJ 409 syllabus

CRJ 409  Power points 

          Myths and Realities of Delinquency (first lecture)

          History of Children and Juvenile Justice

          Nature of Delinquency

          Measuring Delinquency

          Youth Gangs

          Theories of Crime                

                Chicago School illustration of the use of maps to plot crime locations: Jump in homicides a vexing challenge for LAPD brass

         Female Delinquency

         Delinquency in Context 

         Family and Delinquency

         Schools and Delinquency

            Truancy and street violence are linked, Baltimore study says

               Dropouts costing California $1.1 billion annually in juvenile crime costs

         Processing Offenders through the Juvenile Justice System

         Juvenile Prisons

            Abuses reported in Mississippi training schools - report calls them "A Mississippi Gulag."  Go to this web site: http://www.parentsunitedtogether.com/page78.html

               Abuses at State Detention Centers (series of 3 stories)

                3 in 25 juveniles in detention are sexually abused, study finds

         The Double Standard of Juvenile Justice

         Some Sensible Solutions

CRJ 705 spring 2011

Link to history of Jim Crow: http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm

 

New!! Bill Moyers Journal interview with Michelle Alexander and Bryan Stevenson, April 2, 2010. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04022010/watch.html

 

Sir Robert Peel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Peel

 

Updates for Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society

 

The following web sites present more updated statistics shown in chapter 2 of this book.

 

Chapter 2

 

Traditional Crime

 

http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/index.html

http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/

Corporate & White Collar Crime

New!! http://www.corpwatch.org/  This one is really good.  Click on this and find out why.

http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/

http://www.corporatepolicy.org/issues/crimedata.htm

http://www.nw3c.org/

 

 

Fall 2010

CRJ 409 Syllabus

CRJ 405 Syllabus

A must read:  After watching the film about Scottsboro read this: 'So Utterly Inhumane' 

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

  Assigned reading:  Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King

 Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

 Chapter 3  The Courts

    Related stories:

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

 

CRJ 705, Seminar in the Administration of Justice

 

Bob Herbert (New York Times): Jim Crow Policing

New assignment (see syllabus for date): What Kind of Card is Race?

Capitalism Hits the Fan http://www.rdwolff.com/content/capitalism-hits-fan-movie

CRJ 712 Syllabus

 

 

FALL, 2008

 

For all students:  Here is one of my commentaries from 2007 that should be read in order to understand the conservative view of crime and criminal justice.  Read it and bring it up in class someday: Conservative View of Crime and Criminal Justice

CRJ 155 Syllabus

Attention CRJ 155 Students:  for chapter 7 in Mays and Winfree, start reading at the bottom of p. 203.  Skip the historical part.

NEW!!  CRJ 155 Study Guide for First Exam

 

Mays and Winfree Chapter Overviews (these are brief summaries provided mostly by the authors):

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

   

CRJ 155 Power Points:

Measuring Delinquency 

History of Children and Juvenile Justice

Shelden and Macallair, chapter 2

Mays & Winfree, Chapter 3

Mays and Winfree, Chapter 4

Mays and Winfree, Chapter 5

 

 

 

CRJ 405 Syllabus

New!!  CRJ 405 study guide for first exam

For interested students: felony disenfranchisement articles from the Sentencing Project: http://www.sentencingproject.org/IssueAreaHome.aspx?IssueID=4

        See especially this article: http://www.sentencingproject.org/Admin/Documents/publications/fd_democraticcontraction.pdf

 

Read the following for the film "The Fire This Time":

            The Fire This Time - click here for notes; a follow-up story: Witness to '69 UCLA shootings speaks out
            Another related story: Urban renewal project in L.A. begets blight instead

Suggested reading: Supreme Court finds history is a matter of opinions

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

  Assigned reading:  Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King

 Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

 Chapter 3  The Courts

    Related stories:

Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

CRJ 409 Syllabus

NEW!! CRJ 409 Study Guide for First Exam

Read the following for the film "The Fire This Time":

            The Fire This Time - click here for notes; a follow-up story: Witness to '69 UCLA shootings speaks out
            Another related story: Urban renewal project in L.A. begets blight instead

       Required reading:  

       Ex Parte Crouse

       Supplemental readings:

        See illustration of the use of maps to plot crime locations:

            Jump in homicides a vexing challenge for LAPD brass

        New!!  Problems continue for the California Youth Authority: Youth advocates urge that a receiver take over the system

        New!! How Teenage Rebellion Has Become a Mental Illness

        New!! Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline

        Why do politicians and law enforcement chiefs continue to say youth crime is on the rise when it is not? Read this:
           
A Kiddie Crime Epidemic? Hardly

       Los Angeles County Youth Crime Trends

       Challenging lies about youth, an interview with Mike Males

       Review of "See Jane Hit" by Mike Male:   See Jane Hit

       Capitalism 101 on the streets of LA: Federal Inmate Accused of Directing LA Drug Sales

                Follow-up story: L.A. Gang Members Are Fewer but Resilient  

       Supplement for chapter 8: 75% of American Workers Don't Have Decent Wages and Benefits

        Grieving mother hopes motion for mercy will prevail

        A spanking ban: are we gonna get it?
            No, as indicated in these two stories:

            http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1778260/posts; http://cbs5.com/local/spanking.ban.california.2.451523.html

       In re Gault - the complete story

        An incredible expose of schooling: http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/index.htm

       CRJ 409  Power points 

          Myths and Realities of Delinquency (first lecture)

          History of Children and Juvenile Justice Updated as promised

          Nature of Delinquency Updated as promised

          Measuring Delinquency

          Youth Gangs

          Theories of Crime

          Female Delinquency

         Girls and Violence: Myths and Reality  

         Delinquency in Context 

         Family and Delinquency

         Schools and Delinquency

         Processing Offenders through the Juvenile Justice System

         Juvenile Prisons

         The Double Standard of Juvenile Justice

         Some Sensible Solutions

 

CRJ 405 COURSE SYLLABI, SUMMER 2009: CRJ 405

New!!  Ansel Adams photos of the Japanese-American concentration camp at Manzanar: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/manzhtml/aamsp.html

CRJ 405 Power Points

Introduction - History from a Critical Perspective

Chapter 1 Development of Criminal Law

  Recommended reading:  Letter from a Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King

 Chapter 2 Historical Overview of American Policing

 Chapter 3  The Courts

 Chapter 4 Incarceration

Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice

Chapter 6 Women & the CJ System

Chapter 7 - Crime Control Industry

Chapter 8 - Where Do We Go From Here 

 

Scottsboro Case (a film we will watch) web site: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scottsboro/scottsb.htm

      

        

 

Fall, 2009: CRJ 409 Syllabus

Read the following for the film "The Fire This Time":

The Fire This Time - click here for notes

            Follow-up stories: Witness to '69 UCLA shootings speaks out

           Urban renewal project in L.A. begets blight instead

           Watts 1965 and 2000

  Required reading:   Ex Parte Crouse

       Supplemental readings:        

           Capitalism 101 on the streets of LA: Federal Inmate Accused of Directing LA Drug Sales

                Follow-up story: L.A. Gang Members Are Fewer but Resilient  

          In re Gault - the complete story

         An incredible expose of schooling: http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/index.htm

       CRJ 409  Power points 

          Myths and Realities of Delinquency (first lecture)

          History of Children and Juvenile Justice

          Nature of Delinquency

          Measuring Delinquency

          Youth Gangs

          Theories of Crime                

                Chicago School illustration of the use of maps to plot crime locations: Jump in homicides a vexing challenge for LAPD brass

         Female Delinquency

           Girls and Violence: Myths and Reality  

         Delinquency in Context 

         Family and Delinquency

         Schools and Delinquency

         Processing Offenders through the Juvenile Justice System

         Juvenile Prisons

         The Double Standard of Juvenile Justice

         Some Sensible Solutions

 

 

 

CRJ 705

Midterm exam study guide