Reading Journal (5 modules and each module require minimum 500 words) in total 2500 words++ needs to be done in 24 hours

 During the quarter, you should keep a typed or handwritten journal reflecting on all of the readings and documentaries assigned for each module (not including your textbook). Excellent journal entries will include critical reflections about the writing and its topic, as well as how it fits within the broader context of your textbook readings. This will be due at the end of the quarter and should be submitted electronically through Canvas (scans of handwritten journals are acceptable). There is no limit on the length of your reflections on the readings, however, on average, I would estimate that reflecting on each module’s material would need a minimum of 500 words. I will happily review your initial journal entries if you would like feedback. Reflections from each module will be worth 10 points for a total of 50 points. 

Module 1 (foundations): Chapter 1-3

 Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Justice System Flowchart ( 

 Reliable Research. Real Results. | CrimeSolutions, National Institute of Justice ( 

 Easy Access to the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports ( 

 Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) – All Data Analysis Tools 

 Mini TOC: Title 12A – CRIMINAL CODE | Municipal Code | Seattle, WA | Municode Library 


 OLRC Home ( 

 Module 2 (Law enforcement): Chapter 4-6

 Police Funding by Stephen Rushin, Roger Michalski :: SSRN 

 An Abolitionist Horizon for (Police) Reform by Amna A. Akbar :: SSRN 

 (17) Policing the Police 2020 (full film) | FRONTLINE – YouTube 

 (17) Future of Public Safety: Kickoff Session – A Path Forward – YouTube 

 The City that Really Did Abolish the Police – POLITICO 

 Camden police reboot is being misused in the debate over police reform – The Washington Post 

 What Disbanding the Police Really Meant in Camden, New Jersey | WIRED 

 The “Camden Model” Is Not a Model. It’s an Obstacle to Real Change. ( 

 Chief’s Letter to City Council in Response to Decriminalize Seattle/King County Equity Now Proposals – SPD Blotter 

 Legislation Details (With Text) – Res 31962 ( 

Module 3 (courts): Chapter 7-9

 How the ‘Truth and Justice’ Podcast Army Helped Free Ed Ates ( 

 Thousands of U.S. judges who broke laws or oaths remained on the bench ( 

 Who Polices Prosecutors Who Abuse Their Authority? Usually Nobody — ProPublica 

 The Plea | Watch S2004 E15 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site 

Module 4 (Corrections): Chapter 10-12

 Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind – The New York Times ( 

 The Prison-Industrial Complex – The Atlantic 

 How Private Equity Is Turning Public Prisons Into Big Profits | The Nation 

 Will the Coronavirus Make Us Rethink Mass Incarceration? | The New Yorker 

 The New Asylums | Watch S2005 E13 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site 

 Solitary Nation | Watch S2014 E9 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site 

 Life on Parole | Watch S2017 E14 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site 

Module 5 (Beyond the basics): Chapter 13-14

 Stanching the School-to-Prison Pipeline – The Atlantic 

 Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie 2019 | Prison Policy Initiative 

 ‘We have been through this before.’ Why anti-Asian hate crimes are rising amid coronavirus | PBS NewsHour 

 Second Chance Kids | Watch S2017 E11 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site 

 Sex Trafficking in America | Watch S2019 E15 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site 

 Documenting Hate: New American Nazis | Watch S2018 E17 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site