ADJ 404 ? S10 ? Revised Tentative Course Schedule 2/13/10 Dates Topics and Textbook Readings Special Notes Jan. 19, 21 Jan. 26, 28 Feb. 2, 4 Feb. 9, 11 Feb. 16, 18 Introductions and overview of course Fundamentals and cross-cutting issues, such as: Types, characteristics, theories, impacts, and social responses to victims and victimization Justice for victims: models of justice, victims? rights and laws in the American justice system Department of Justice: resources for policies, programs, and research Help for victims in justice agencies Help for victims outside the justice system Textbook readings: Intro: chapter 1 pages 1-14 only and chapter 2 pages 25-33 only Victim contribution: chapter 5 pages 95-107 and 124-129 only Restorative justice: chapter 13 pages 362-372 only Victim rights: chapter 13 pages 340-351 only Research on victims: chapter 3 (all) Victims and the justice system: chapters 6 and 7 (all) Missed classes Tue. Feb. 9 and Thur. Feb. 11 Tue. Feb. 2 is last day to add classes and last day to drop classes without tuition loss. You?re responsible for making sure you?re enrolled. Fri. Feb. 5 is the deadline to sign up for your paper topic ? choose one of the four papers. Tue Feb. 16 is the due date for paper #1. Fri. Feb. 19 is last day to drop classes (with tuition loss). Need Dean?s approval to drop after this date, except for selective withdrawal. This date may be changed by Mason administration, update to be announced ASAP. Feb. 23, 25 Mar. 2, 4 Test 1 is Tuesday February 23 Victim compensation and other forms of financial assistance Victims of major crimes, prioritized victims: Family and dating violence Stalking Textbook readings: Financial aid to victims: chapter 12 (all) Family violence: chapters 8 and 9 (all) Stalking: chapter 11 pages 288-291 only Mar. 8-12 Spring break ? no classes Mar. 16, 18 Mar. 23, 25 April 1 Victims of major crimes, prioritized victims: Sexual assault Homicide Textbook readings: Sexual assault: chapter 10 (all) Homicide and robbery: chapter 4 (all) Thur. March 18 is the due date for paper #2. Fri. March 26 is last day for selective withdrawal Apr. 6, 8 Apr. 13, 15 Apr. 20, 22 Apr. 27, 29 May 4 Test 2 is Tuesday April 6 More recently identified crime victims: Hate crime Prison rape School and workplace crime Traffic-related crimes (DUI, road rage, distracted driving) Human trafficking Mass violence Identity theft Commercial sexual exploitation of children Gang violence, gun violence Crimes against victims with disabilities and other vulnerable populations Textbook readings: Chapter 11 (all except stalking section, pages 288-291) Chapter 5 identity theft section, pages 116-124 Thur. April 8 is the due date for paper #3. Tue. April 27 is the due date for paper #4. May 5 Test 3 is Thursday May 6
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