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Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects

Nice exhibition on Muslim stereotypes, racism, and surveillance.

Winter quarter classes

We’ll still be online for winter quarter, but I’m teaching some great classes. If you’re a Drexel student and have any questions please get in touch!

CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

This course provides a survey of the criminal justice system with the primary goal of conveying an understanding of America’s formal response to crime. We confront the long-standing struggle to balance due process with crime control through the lenses of the police, courts and corrections — the core elements of the Criminal Justice system. We also examine major crime control paradigms (historic and current), and the tenuous relationship between race and justice. The course offers a variety of educational approaches in an effort to match (as much as is reasonable) students’ individual learning styles and needs.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CJS 266 Crime Prevention Planning

The course will explore the role of places and environments on criminal opportunities. By analyzing residential and business layouts, street networks, and routine activities of individuals, the course will seek ways in which situational crime prevention methods may then be applied for preventing criminal behavior in both the public and private settings.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CJS 302 Advanced Criminological Theorizing

This course offers a detailed examination of several major theories of crime. Whereas CJS200/CJ204-Criminology represents a survey of many criminological theories, this advanced course focuses on three major perspectives in criminology: Life-course, genetics/bio-social, social disorganization (and specifically, subculture of violence) theories. The course also helps students understand how different criminological theories might integrate with each other to offer broad perspectives the causes of crime.
College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CJS 200 [Min Grade: C] or CJ 204 [Min Grade: C]

Books my students recommend

Frequently I get great recommendations for books and articles from students. I wanted to start posting them here in case others are interested. When I have a chance to read them I’ll share my thoughts. Feel free to add your own comments.

Teaching during COVID-19

Drexel University, like all the others, has gone completely online for the rest of the academic year. Even though that’s the case I’m excited that we’ll be able to meet face to face via ZOOM for some of our scheduled sessions. I’m teaching the following:

CJS 273 – Surveillance, Technology, and Law

CJS 380 – Crime Prediction Ethics

Teaching Schedule for Winter 2019

I’m excited to report that I will be teaching at Drexel this winter quarter. I’ll be offering two sections of INFO 679 – Information Ethics and one online section of INFO 680 – Government Information. Please contact me if you have any questions about the classes!

NSF-Backed Study Investigates the Ethics of Algorithms | CoAS | Drexel University

Drexel article about our Ethics of Algorithms project. Thanks Kelly!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the coming year!

Why American farmers are hacking their own tractors

Why American farmers are hacking their own tractors

‘A white mask worked better’: why algorithms are not colour blind

‘A white mask worked better’: why algorithms are not colour blind

Teaching …

you know it is what I think is the most important thing about my job. But kids, it is not  tenure worthy. this post either won’t be read or brushed off as bitterness.