Criminal Justice-coas | Alternative Social Control Systems
P202 | 1550 | Pepinsky
This course introduces alternatives to retributive justice from around
the world. Retributive justice means trying to identify, isolate and
subdue offenders. "Restorative justice" alternatives introduced aim
to help victims heal from the trauma of having been violated, and to
weave offenders back into a safe social fabric. The fourteen chapters
in the text will each serve as the theme for a week of class. One
lecture each week will focus on the thematic chapter. The other
lecture will be on a related issue, drawing in outside material
including guest speakers, videos and such.
Readings: Jim Consedine, Restorative Justice: Healing the Effects of
Crime. (Lyttleton, New Zealand: Ploughshares Publications, rev. edn.
Requirements: Points will be given weekly submission of journal
entries. Points to be covered will include responding to conclusions
of each of the chapters in Consedine's text, and to associated class
discussion and supplemental readings, as from web sites. The point
total for the journals will constitute 40 percent of the final grade.
Another twenty percent of the final grade each will come from each of
two essays submitted mid-term and the final week of class. These
essays will require critical thinking about general issues of choosing
between restorative and retributive justice. The final twenty percent
of the grade will be given for work in discussion sections as
specified by associate instructors in their own supplemental syllabi.
Class Meeting: Two 50-minute lectures and one 50-minute discussion
section each week (TR, 10:10-11:00P, JH 124)
Course Will Satisfy: CJUS core requirement
Course Will Satisfy: Social/Historical Studies (Social Inquiry
Instructor: Professor Hal Pepinsky, Criminal Justice Department