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    Learning Outcomes

    • Define and operationalize concepts specific to the punishment in the United States
    • Identify and describe historical, structural and cultural issues related to the processes of punishment.

    THEORIES of PUNISHMENT

    Tasks

    1. Read Criminal Law (1.5; 3.6)***
    2. Review the Lectures and Key Terms for Theories of Punishment (Sec 2.5)**
    3. Complete the BlackBoard Quizzes for lectures and Key Terms Sec 2.5
    4. Read The Myth of Moral Panics (3.2)
    5. Write responses to the three questions posed in Moral Panics, Sex Offender Registration, and Youth exploration
    6. Read Corrections (8.1 – 8.5)*
    7. Complete the Corrections Critical ThInking Exercise*

    SENTENCING

    Tasks

    1. Review the Lectures and Key Terms for Sentencing (Sec 5.5)**
    2. Complete the BlackBoard Quizzes for lectures and Key Terms Sec 5.5
    3. Read Substantive Law (3.7 – 3.11)*
    4. Complete the Criminal Law Critical ThInking Exercise (Questions #4 & #5)*

    Sources:

    *Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    **Criminal Justice: An Overview of the System: Adam McKee

    ***Criminal Law by University of Minnesota textbook

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