is a web-based course. As a summer course students will include
campus students and those enrolled in the distance degree program.
will rely on this online course outline, e-mail, and other web-based
tools to complete this course.
this course our focus will be on the analysis of several issues.
Please think about these issues as you move through your assignments:
is punishment and why is it so important?
punishment a necessary tool in the effort to reduce crime?
is the role, and effectiveness, of informal sanctions?
punishment have a deterrent value?
punishment applied equally or do social class and other variables
become active in the process?
are punishment laws enacted?
has the push to "get tough on crime" impacted the justice system?
is the role of the media?
does the public really know about crime and punishment?
this simple a "war on drugs" issue?
these laws been effective?
punitive policies reduced crime?
have these policies impacted the prison population?
costs are associated with punitive responses to crime?
more effective options available?
Outline and Schedule
on the "Course Outline," "Calendar," and
"Journals" buttons to review the expectations for this class.
Assignments and due dates are listed
in the calendar
review the entire Outline and
few days of the semester.