Students Re-Inventing Justice: Perspectives on Theories, Innovations and Research

Susan R. Takata, University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Jeanne Curran, California State Univ. - Dominguez Hills

Beginning Fall 1999, we only meant to team teach our sociology and criminal justice classes across a few thousand miles (between California State University, Dominguez Hills and the University of Wisconsin, Parkside). Three years later, our students are working together "long distance" focusing on issues of peace and justice. The purpose of this panel discussion is: 1) to bring our students together in a face-to-face discussion of the interrelationship between social justice and criminal justice, and 2) to connect with other criminal justice students and scholars on these important issues. Since January 1998, we have used Dear Habermas, an electronic journal of postmodern and critical thought for undergraduates by undergraduates with a focus on peace and justice ( as a way to bridge the distances between our two universities.

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Updated 05/20/2006