Introduction to Chicago’s history. Setting the context of crime in Chicago.
- Read: Jeffrey S. Adler, “I Loved Joe, but I Had to Shoot Him: Homicide by Women in Turn-of-the-Century Chicago,” Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Vol 92, Issues 3 & 4, 2002.
- Read Intro & Conclusion first – what is his argument? Make a note and bring it to class.
- Pick a section that seems interesting and read it thoroughly. What is his argument about that section’s topic? What is his evidence? Do you believe him? Make notes and bring them to class.
- Re-read his Intro & Conclusion – does the section you read support his argument? Make notes and bring them to class.
- Read: “Crime and Chicago’s Image,” Encyclopedia of Chicago
- Explore: The Encyclopedia of Chicago
- Explore the Crimes of the Century and play with the Interactive Database. Come to class with a few ideas of topics you’d like to do for your projects.
Due Sunday, September 27th at noon. Worth 3 points. Blog responses should be at least 300 words; they should be written in a semi-formal scholarly style (with complete thoughts and correct spelling, grammar, and syntax). Partial responses (including responses that fail to meet the minimum word length or clearly fail to answer the prompt) will receive partial credit. Late posts will not be accepted.
I asked you to explore the Crimes of the Century and play with the Interactive Database before class. On your blog, I’d like you to discuss the topics you chose as potential project topics. Did your thoughts change after class tonight? What interests you about these topics? What would you like to know? Why?
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