Be prepared to discuss in class the three "Biggest Ideas" from
Also by Friday February 13th, research a credible web site that
explains the essential tenants of Social Learning Theory. Be prepared to
discuss how theory relates to any case studies you might be aware of.
Serial Killers Explained: This assignment is is due ATBOC on
Wednesday February 23rd.
Quiz Friday the 13th on the intro chapter to Convicting
Read: Chapter 4: Flawed Forensics by Friday March 6th.
Be prepared to discuss the contents of this chapter during class. Expect to
take a quiz on this
information on Tuesday, March 10th.
Read Chapter 8: Exoneration by Tuesday March 17th.
Due March 18th: Write your interpretation of an Injustice Rap/Poem...must
contain a minimum of 16 lines and incorporate the terms "wrongful
conviction" and "exoneration."
March 19th, Quiz on Chapter 8.
April 1st, Quiz on Chapter 9.
April 21st, Quiz on all assigned chapters (previous
quizzes) from Convicting The Innocent.
Criminal Justice 1
By Tuesday February 10th, bring a print-out of a news article to class
that decribes an incident of Coach-Athlete abuse (within the past 5 years) in
a context that we have discussed in class. This article should outline this
crime occurring in another State than Washington. DO NOT
plan on printing this article on my printer in the classroom!
By Wednesday February 11th, read the article "Coaches Who Prey"
that can be found on-line. Be prepared to discuss patterns of behaviors among
the abusers featured in this article.
Due Monday, March 16th: Pre-Viewing Movie Questions for American
Due Wednesday, March 18th: Bring in a news article of a police arrest
or search, ruled by the court to be illegal. The case you bring in should have
occurred outside the State of Washington within the past 10 years.
Due Tuesday, April 21st: After watching an episode of Law & Order (any
season), identify and analyze an arrest, search, or seizure issue that is
essential to the plot of the episode. You may want to Google the topic that
will direct you to a specific episode of Law and Order before spending
unnecessary time watching television! Write a brief summary of the legal
issue(s) explored in the episode and be prepared to explain it to the rest of
the class. Also, plan on taking the Unit
Final on Arrest, Search, and Seizure by this