- Nature of Crime
Journals - "Blogs"
of text only journals that are read only by the professor,
our journals will be posted online. The online format allows
journals that include links, graphics, and other content suitable
for the web. All students are expected to review the journals
of their classmates. Journal format is discussed in the course
outline. Journals should include a minimum of two submission
per week. At the end of the course your journal should document
the evolution of your thoughts about the "Nature of Crime" as
we move through readings and other course experiences. Journals
should refer to readings (in text and elsewhere), internet
content, events in the news, and anything else you feel is
relevant and/or interesting.
There are several options for building
your journal, which is also known as a web log or blog. In
past classes we
used an advertiser supported service for these journals. This
free service provides the features needed for class, although
we have to put up with advertisements. Here is the information
for this blog and hosting provider:
to http://easyjournal.com/ to
set up your class journal.
instructions at easyjournal to set up your free page.
journal settings select "Anybody" and be sure your
journal is "Listed."
your easyjournal address to Dr. Mentor at firstname.lastname@example.org as
soon as your account has been established.
option can be found at http://www.blogger.com.
This service is easy to set up and the look of the blog is
more customizable that easyjournal.com. There are many other
options. http://blogspot.com is
a blog host. They may provide links to blogging programs that
will work with their service.
services provide blogging software and will host your blog
once it is published. Other services only do the blog - they
do not host your blog but will provide links to hosts you may
want to consider. All of this should be free. If not, look
elsewhere. The choice is up too you - just be sure that your
blog is publicly available and allows comments to be made
to you, as the blog publisher.
your blog address to Dr. Mentor as soon as your account is
established. Links to all student blogs will be posted on this
to student accounts: