VICTIMS IN SOCIETY
CJ 141
FALL 2000

MEMOS LISTED BY DATE


This page will list memos that appear during the semester. You should check this page at least on a weekly basis. Memos will describe results of class activities, or clarify points related to class discussion.

CLICK ON THE DATE TO GO TO THE MEMO

DATE

TOPIC

9/11/00

3 orientations to victimology

9/13/00

Questions about incidence and prevalence victimization rates

9/18/00

Tables on victims protecting themselves: class handout
Table 3.16
Table 3.17
Table 3.18

9/15/00

Group work on self protection

9/21/00

Results of your listing of risk factors

9/21/00

TEST SCHEDULING. Some folks have written asking if they could take the test on Wed. rather than Mon. given that they are having book problems. I seriously apologize for this problem. I advised folks on 9/14 to start thinking seriously about alternate arrangements. For a number of reasons that I would be happy to chat with you about individually, it is important that we have the test on Mon. Please be apprised that a) we are dropping the lowest test and b) I factor in at the end of the semester on an individual basis how much you have improved over the tests for the semester. If you have ORDERED the book or taken other PROACTIVE steps to get it and it has not arrived by tomorrow please be sure to give me your name after class.

9/25/00

CLASS ON 9/27 - You can earn three extra credit points in this class by attending class on Wednesday and completing a victimization survey. The results from this survey will be used to illustrate different aspects of course content. This is voluntary. IF YOU DECIDE TO COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE, PLEASE DO SO CAREFULLY AND TAKE YOUR TIME.

10/3/00

Child Victimization

10/4/00

Reviewing the cost and benefits of release vs. retention of a potential rapist

10/8/00

Results of your viewing of Thelma and Louise: does believing more strongly in a "just world" make you more likely to blame Thelma for the attempted sexual assault?

10/20/00

To look up campus crime statistics you can go to the Department of Ed. website:

http://ope.ed.gov/security/

10/29/00

Memo reviews some key terms for understanding a stress and coping perspective on victimization, and some references.

11/8/00

Explanation of grading for Paper 2

11/9/00

CURVE FOR TEST 2 and a comment on Z scoring

11/9/00

Be apprised that the readings have been moved around to better accommodate immersing ourselves at this juncture in understanding the victim in the CJS. Readings that will be on Test 4 on Friday 11/17 include:

Karmen, Chapter 4
Social Support on-line reading (just pages indicated)
Witness intimidation online reading
Protection order online reading is RECOMMENDED only - we are covering this material in class

11/10/00

Grades to date our posted outside the CJ department on the bulletin board to the left of the office. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check the grade listing and notify me promptly of any discrepancies.

11/30/00

Miscellaneous matters INCLUDING AN UPDATE ON THE FINAL EXAM PERIOD FOR THIS COURSE

12/4/00

Links on Victim Impact Statements and Procedures

12/11/00

Explanation of paper 3 grading; Grade scheduling; graduation

12/13/00

Family group conferencing or circle sentencing link:

http://www.igc.org/voma/mufam.html

12/17/00

Sometime tomorrow (Monday), probably no later than mid-day, I will be posting a new grade spreadsheet outside the department. I was unable to post this to my website without displaying complete social security numbers, something which I am explicitly prohibited from doing by the university The last two columns show estimated final grades in the course based on work to date and assuming the following: that you complete the assessment THOUGHTFULLY on 12/20; that you will have completed at least four tests; and that you have turned in all three papers. This estimate takes into account the participation and extra credit points you have earned. The right-most estimate is based only on the three best tests to date, and additionally assumes a) that you are taking the last test and b) that your score on the last test will be no worse than your average based on your three best tests so far. The next-to-right most estimate takes the average of the four tests you have completed to date, and presumes that you will not be taking test 5.