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CJS 3305: Social Control and Criminal Sanctions Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5.30-6.45 pm GR 4.

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Professor: Pernilla Johansson, Ph.D. Office: MC 3.212 Phone: 972-883-4613 E-mail: johan@utdallas.edu Office Hours: Tu. 4-5 pm, Th. 4-5 pm & by appt. Course Description: This course examines various means by which society attempts to control the deviant and criminal conduct of its members. Social control encompasses both formal criminal sanctions and informal mechanisms and a variety of institutions and social processes that are designed to deter inappropriate conduct if possible and/or punish and reform such conduct when it does occur. Moreover, social control has evolved considerably over time and various social control philosophies and techniques have been prevalent in one time frame but not in others. Writings on the social response to crime come from a variety of disciplines—law, social psychology, sociology, and criminology. We will read selections from many of the best representative works on the criminal justice process as it functions internally and as it relates to the society where it operates. We will read some classical works along with contemporary scholars. Expectations and Grading Policy: 10% Active attendance and participation 30% Midterm (Feb. 28) 30% Final (Tuesday April 27 5pm) 30% Evaluation of Making Good (due Tuesday April 18) Active Attendance and Participation: Students are expected to read assignments in advance of class meetings and to take part in discussions. Diverse experiences and opinions make it especially important for learning about controversial social control perspectives that class participants be open-minded and respectful of one another. In addition to being courteous and responsible, it is important for learning that students attend class, so repeated absences or tardiness, regardless of the reason, will not be considered favorably. Moreover, except in unusual circumstances, late submissions and make up assignments will not be allowed. Evaluation of Making Good: Students will relate social control theories covered throughout the semester to Maruna’s findings in his research on recidivism and desistance among active, committed offenders. This is an opportunity for students to convey their comprehension of course material. The 6-9 page paper should be typed, double-spaced, with 11-12 pt. font, 1’ margins, proofread, and with appropriate citations. Given the size of the class, electronic submission will not be accepted.

Academic Dishonesty: Academic dishonesty includes, but is note limited to plagiarism, cheating, collusion, false references (see http://www.utdallas.edu/judicialaffairs/) . Academic dishonesty will not be

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tolerated. All academic dishonesty and all violations of academic integrity will be reported to the Dean of Students. Disability Services: UTD is committed to providing educational opportunities for all persons. Disability Services

Office, phone: 972-883-2070 Required Readings: Garland, David. 2001. Mass Imprisonment: Social Causes and Consequences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Maruna, Shadd. 2001. Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives. Washington, D. C.: American Psychology Association. Beccaria, Cesare, 1764. Dei delitti e delle pene. (Of Crime and Punishment) (Chapters 1-8, 12, 19, 27-29, 41, 44, 47) Available at: http://www.constitution.org/cb/crim_pun.htm http://www.crimetheory.com/Archive/Beccaria/Beccaria00c.htm Géis, Gil. 1955. Jeremy Bentham. Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science 46(4): 51-67. On Reserve in Library.

Compendium: von Hirsch, Andrew. 1976. Doing Justice. NY: Hill and Wang, pp. 68-76; 98-140. Tonry, Michael.1996. Sentencing matters. NY: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-24. Rusche, George& Otto Kirschheimer. 1939. Punishment and Social Structure NY: Columbia, pp. 5-11, 24-27, 29-30, 62-67. Van den Haag, Ernest. 1975. Punishing Criminals. NY: Basic, pp.8-33. Newman, Graeme. 1983. Just and Painful. NY: Narrow and Heston/Macmillan, pp. 97136 (ch10-13) Schur, Edwin M.1973. Radical Non-Intervention. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PrenticeHall,pp.153-171 Braithwaite, John. 1989. Crime, Shame, & Reintegration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.54-68 (ch4) Messner, Steven F.& Richard Rosenfeld. 1994. Crime& the American Dream, 3rd edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, pp.90-112 (chapter 5) Feeley, Malcolm and Jonathan Simon. 1994. Actuarial Justice: The emerging new criminal law. In D. Nelkin (ed.), The Future of Criminology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp.172-201.

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Course Schedule:

Week 1 Jan 10: Syllabus Jan 12: Introduction Week 2 Jan 17: Beccaria, Cesare, 1764. Dei delitti e delle pene. (Of Crime and Punishment) (Chapters 1-8, 12, 19, 27-29, 41, 44, 47) Jan 19: Géis, Gil. 1955. Jeremy Bentham. Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science 46(4): 51-67 Week 3 Jan 24: Garland, David. Introduction to Mass Imprisonment Jan 26: Mauer, Marc. Chapter 1 in Mass Imprisonment Week 4 Jan 31: von Hirsch, Andrew. 1976. Doing Justice. NY: Hill and Wang, pp. 68-76; 98140. Feb 2: von Hirsch cont Week 5 Feb 7: Tonry, Michael.1996. Sentencing matters. NY: Oxford University Press, pp. 3-24 Feb 9: Rusche, George& Otto Kirschheimer. 1939. Punishment and Social Structure. NY: Columbia

Week 6 Feb 14: Beckett, Katherine & Bruce Western. Chapter 4 in Mass Imprisonment Feb 16: Van den Haag, Ernest. 1975. Punishing Criminals. NY: Basic, pp.8-33.

Week 7 Feb 21: Newman, Graeme. 1983. Just and Painful. NY: Narrow and Heston/Macmillan, pp. 97-136 (ch10-13) Feb 23: cont. Week 8 Feb 28: Midterm March 2: Video Week 9: Spring Break (March 6-11) Week 10 March 14: Schur, Edwin M.1973. Radical Non-Intervention. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, pp.153-171

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March 16: Braithwaite, John. 1989. Crime, Shame, & Reintegration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.54-68 (ch4) Week 11 March 21: Messner, Steven F.& Richard Rosenfeld. 1994. Crime& the American Dream, 3rd edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, pp.90-112 (chapter 5) March 23: Downes, David. Chapter 5 in Mass Imprisonment Week 12 March 28: Feeley, Malcolm and Jonathan Simon. 1994. Actuarial Justice: The emerging new criminal law. In D. Nelkin (ed.), The Future of Criminology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp.172-201. March 30: Anderson, Elijah. Chapter 8 in Mass Imprisonment. Week 13 April 4: Maruna, Shadd.2001. Making Good. April 6: Maruna cont. Week 14 April 11: Reading TBA April 13: Reading TBA Week 15 April 18: Evaluation of Maruna Due. April 20: No reading April 27: Final Exam The schedule may be changed. I will announce changes in class. You are responsible to know about all changes.

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