Class readings

 

This is a tentative calendar of readings. If class discussions or class activities take longer than I originally estimated, I will not cut them short to follow this schedule of readings. We will simply reschedule the readings.

Additionally, I may substitute new topics for some of the ones included in this schedule, particularly if most of you show an interest for some topics not planned to be covered.

Also note that although reference is made to pages and chapters from the recommended books, you may read these topics from any other Criminology or Criminal Justice book, respectively.

 

 

      September 19: Criminology views and introduction to Criminology (chapter 1 from Criminology book)

 

      September 26, October 10, and 31: Theory of offense (Chapter 2 from Criminology book and class notes).

 

      October 3: Victims (chapter 4 from Criminology book)

 

      October 17: Sexual assault (pages 311 to 316 from Criminology book and class notes).

 

      October 24: Restorative Justice (pages 272 to 274 from Criminology book and 31to 33, 139, 195, 192 and 202 from the Griffiths Criminal Justice book OR chapter 24 from the Roberts Criminal Justice book).

 

      November 7: Methods of data collection (Chapter 3 from Criminology book) and Classical and Neoclassical school of criminology (chapter 5 from Criminology book).

 

      November 14: The Chicago School, Strain theory, Social learning theory, Labeling theory (chapters 7 and 8 from Criminology book).

 

      January 9: Homicides: (chapter 11, pages 316 to 322 from Criminology book and class notes).

 

      January 16 and 23: Stalking (50 to 51 from Criminology book and class notes). Feminist criminology (pages 269 to 272 from Criminology book and class notes)

 

      January 30: Sentencing: (chapter 6 from the Roberts Criminal Justice book OR chapter 6 from the Griffiths Criminal Justice book).

 

      February 6: Participation (from class notes).

 

      February 13: Parole and probation (Chapter 16 from the Roberts Criminal Justice book OR chapter 8 from the Griffiths Criminal Justice book).

 

      February 27: Kidnappings and abductions (from class notes).

 

      March 6: Sex offenders registration (from class notes). Peacemaking criminology (pages 273 to 275 from Criminology book).

 

      March 13: Marxist criminology (chapter 9 from Criminology book). Corporate crimes (chapter 13 from Criminology book), and robbery (pages 325 to 327 from Criminology book).

 

      March 20: The Police (chapter 3 from the Roberts Criminal Justice book OR chapter 3 from the Griffiths Criminal Justice book).