Criminal Justice-coas | Feminist Justice
P493 | 1426 | Pepinsky


The seminar focuses on the plight of children who give evidence of having been abused,
particularly sexually abused by parents, especially in the context of marital separation and
divorce.  The team-teachers of the seminar are all experiences and involved in these cases.  We
will consider problems of adult response to this evidence, and ways of responding to the
problems so as to protect the children and help them heal from abuse.
Readings: T.I.S. reader
Supplemental readings
Requirements:  The normal writing requirement is to submit 500-word essays--about two
typed double-spaced pages-- to Hal for comment and editing.  Students may write on any theme
or issue they care to arising out of readings and class discussion.  Students are encouraged to
write freely and in the first person about their own feeling and beliefs, and to begin submitting
essays early in the semester.  Unless Hal notifies a students that an essay is unsatisfactory (as for
being plagiarized or for being totally unrelated to class, which virtually never happens), the essay
will be counted toward the seminar grade.
Credit for 10 or more essays get an A, for 9 an A- for 8 a B, for 7 a B-, for 6 a C, for 5 a C-, for 4
a D, and for 3 or fewer 500-word essays, an F.  Students may write longer essays for multiple-essay credit--for example a 6-page double-spaced typed paper would equal three 500-word
essays.  By College rules, intensive writing credit requires A work, that is at least 4 successive
essays totaling at least 5,000 words.
Class Meeting: One 150-minute seminar each week (M, 5:45-8:15P, BH 345)
Above Section Meets with CJUS P680
Topic:    Children's rights and safety
Course Will Satisfy:     CJUS major 400-level requirement
COAS Intensive Writing Credit which requires registration
in COAS W333
Instructor:    Professor Hal Pepinsky, Criminal Justice Department