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Materials for Criminology & Criminal Justice Courses

by Jennifer Lerner
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Modules for use in criminology and related courses.

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CorpWatch: Holding Corporations Accountable

Added 10/12/2006
Use for teaching prison-industrial complex/prison privatization (find articles using search function).

Teaching Human Rights Online

Added 10/22/2006
Includes modules on the international criminal court which could be used for international crimes section of criminology course.

Exploring Constitutional Law

Added 10/07/2006
Site on constitutional issues with brief summaries of the issues and slightly longer summaries of relevant cases on a variety of key issues (abortion, gay rights, gun rights, death penalty, equal protection issues, etc.). Introductory students might find some of the legal stuff hard to handle, but with proper instructor framing, could be useful.

Juvenile Justice: Should Teens Who Commit Serious Crimes Be Tried and Sentenced as Children or Adults?

Added 10/08/2006
Companion site to PBS Frontline special. Includes statements from judges and lawyers explaining their positions on the issue, articles on the facts, statistics, and history of this issue and of juvenile crime and juvenile justice in general. Also includes profiles of the four young people in the film, describing their cases and including video clips.

Crime Library: What Makes A Serial Killer Tick?

Added 10/08/2006
Court TV Crime Library lengthy article on serial killers including discussion of causes, early signs, profiles of famous cases, etc. Since it's Court TV site, includes lots of banner ads.

Child Prostitution - CSEC

Added 11/04/2006
Site on child prostitution worldwide. Has a few very basic lesson plans, discussion topics, etc. Image archive okay but a bit sketchy. Links to info on particular countries. Probably most useful is links to large number of articles on the topic, for use in preparing lectures.

Learning About the Death Penalty

Added 10/05/2006
Excellent module outlining basic arguments against the death penalty and offering assignments to go with each part, as well as many related links to allow students to explore each question further.

Global links on violence

Added 10/08/2006
Site produced by Minnesota Center against Violence and Abuse. Massive list of links to reports and other articles, as well as multimedia sources (videos, photos, posters, etc.) and organizations fighting violence. Topics include child abuse, dating violence, domestic violence, elder abuse, workplace violence, sexual violence, human rights, stalking, trafficking, youth violence, and more.

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General

Added 10/01/2006
Dept. of Health and Human Services report on youth violence. Mostly too heavy for undergraduates, but some parts easy to read and would be interesting to students (e.g. myths and facts about youth violence). Takes a public health approach to youth violence. Report is web-based rather than PDF, so easy to direct students to particular parts of the report only.

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Added 10/05/2006
Slide show and video clips with narrative describing key points from the experiment. Includes discussion questions within the slide show narrative and in a separate link, connections to prison history (Attica, Abu Ghraib, etc.), and extensive set of links to Zimbardo's related speeches and writings, to US criminal justice system links, to prison reform organizations, etc.
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