should plan to complete a "journal entry" at
the end of each week (5 total). At the end of the course,
the sum of these
journal entries should document your thoughts about "Law
and Social Control." There are six grades for the
journals, one for each entry and a final grade for the
journal as a whole. The best journals demonstrate an
evolution of thought as
other course experiences. Journals should refer to readings
(in text and elsewhere), internet content, events in
the news, and other relevant issues.
are expected to follow a specific format. The
total amount of writing should be 6 to 8 double spaced
pages for each entry. After you complete the assigned
back and think about what it all meant. Remember to consider
ideas raised in class discussion and in the news.
Once you have an idea of what you want to say, start
typing your entry, much of it off the top
of your head. Whatever comes to mind. While I expect
a certain amount of organization, and attention to spelling
and grammar, the journals are not expected
to be "term paper quality."
should contain two separate, and labeled, parts:
provide specific comments on readings. Label this
section "Reading Content." Provide enough
information to demonstrate that you did the required
readings, but you should not write more than 4 -
5 pages for this section.
second section should include
a 2 - 3 page summary in which you integrate the
readings, class discussion,
web sites, current events, other classes, and any
other experiences. This should be labeled the "So
grading criteria is fairly simple. While reading the
journals I ask three questions:
Did you do the reading?
Did you think about the issues raised in the reading
and other experiences?
Did you integrate various issues. In other words, are
you applying the concepts to a range of contexts?
should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the
due date. If you are not using Microsoft Word please
save each entry as an .rtf file before sending. Remember
to use the subject line of the e-mail to tell me that
this is a CJ 521 journal. Use the body of the e-mail
to tell me which journal is being submitted.