So, I worked on course goals for my criminology course on Friday afternoon. Here is what I came up with:
1. identify and differentiate the main perspectives of criminolgical thought (e.g. biological, psychological, sociological, and radical/conflict).
2. be able to construct and apply a(n) exisisting criminological theory in relation to their own rulebreaking/deviant/criminal behavior.
3. be able to differentiate and highlight the differences between media representations of the CRJU system and reality representation (e.g. FBI’s UCR, NCVS) of the CRJU system.
4. be able to identify and discover the ways in which white priviledge impacts social institutions, more specifically the CRJU social institution.
5. be able to illustrate the ways in which the ideal of social and legal justice impact their lives and focus on the individual nature of crime. Moverover, students will illustrate the ways in which the solutions to crime are sociological in nature.
The way I came up with the goals included making a tree of what I already do and why I do it. That seemed to help alot.