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.

 

 

 

       January 9: Colin Goff, An overview of the Criminal Justice system in Canada p.1-20. From Goff, Colin, Criminal Justice in Canada: An Introduction (Toronto: ITP Nelson, 1997).

 

       January 11: Two Models of the Criminal Process, from The Limits of the Criminal Sanction by Herbert L. Packer, Stanford University Press, 1968.

       Cornelius Kerwin, Thomas Henderson, and Carl Baar, Adjudicatory processes and the organization of trial courts, 70 Judicature, 1986-87.

 

 

       January 16 and 18: Julia Wilkins, Protecting our children from Internet Smut, and Bob Trebilock, Child Molesters on the Internet, p.185-198. From Monk Richard C., Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Crime and Criminology, Sixth Edition, Coppin State University.

 

 

 

 

       January 25 and 30: Janell D. Schmidt, Lawrence W. Sherman, and Evan Stark, Does arresting spousal batterers do more harm than good? From Monk Richard C., Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Crime and Criminology, Sixth Edition, Coppin State University.

       Charging and Prosecution Policies in Cases of Spousal Assault: A Synthesis of Research, Academic, and Judicial Responses by Trevor Brown.

       Crime Control and Feminist Law Reform in Domestic Violence Law: A Critical Review By Donna Coker (excerpts).

 

 

       February 8: George L. Kelling and William J. Bratton, Declining crime rates, p. 137-143, and Chris Cunneen, Zero Tolerance policing, and the experience of New York City, p. 144-157. From Scott Decker, Leanne Fiftal Alrid, & Charles Katz, Controversies in Criminal Justice Contemporary Readings, Roxbury, 2003.

 

 

       February 13 and 15: Walter De Keseredy, Women, Crime and the Canadian Criminal Justice system, p. 21-26. From Walter De Keseredy, Women, Crime and the Canadian Criminal Justice,  Anderson Pub. Co., 1999.

       Prostitution and Male Supremacy by Andrea Dworkin.

 

 

       February 27: Paul E. Tracy and Vincent Morgan, DNA testing, p. 287-301. From Ronald Weitzer: Current Controversies in Criminology, Prentice Hall, 2002.

 

       March 1: Abigail Saguy, What is Sexual Harassment? From Capitol Hill to Sorbonne.

 

 

       March 13: James J. Jacobs and Kimberly A. Potter, Hate Crimes, p. 84-111. From Ronald Weitzer: Current Controversies in Criminology, Prentice Hall, 2002.

 

       March 15: Drug Policy

 

       March 22: David McDowall, Colling Loftin and Brian Wiersem, Easing Concealed Firearms Laws: Effects on Homicide in Three States, and Scott H. Derek et al, firearms costs, firearms benefits and the limits of knowledge. From Scott Decker, Leanne Fiftal Alrid, & Charles Katz, Controversies in Criminal Justice Contemporary Readings, Roxbury, 2003.