UO Psychology 607 Graduate Seminar

Winter 2015

Trauma and Justice: The Case of Campus Sexual Violence

Instructors Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell


CRN: 25262
Grading option: Optional
Credits: 2-4
Mondays 1:00-2:50
Straub 383

Course Home Page http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/courses/psy607-win15/

Clinical Elective: We will request this status if anyone in class needs it.

Overview (under construction): We will explore theory and research on justice approaches to trauma prevention and healing. Topics will include punitive, deterrence, restorative, and transformative justice approaches. To a large extent we will focus on the particular case of college sexual assault. We will search for an approach that supports well-being, growth, justice, social equity, and peace.

Course Work: Students will be expected to attend all class meetings, do all assigned readings, and to participate actively in seminar discussion. In addition, each participant will lead a class discussion and, in advance of the class meeting, email to the class discussion questions by the Wednesday at noon before the Monday morning class. By the Wednesday at noon following the class, the student(s) leading discussion will email to the class a document including the discussion questions, any other presentation material, and capturing important discussion points from class.

Recommended Background Preparation: In a number of important ways this seminar builds upon some of the topics we considered in last year's trauma seminar. It would be good to review those materials.

Books for the course:

Zehr, H. (2002) The Little Book of Restorative Justice. Good Books.

Karp, D.R. (2013). The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities. Good Books.


Weekly Reading Assignments

Week 1, January 5, Foundations: Theories of Justice

Discussion Leader: Marina Rosenthal



Week 2, January 12, Foundations: The Impact of Trauma on Justice

Discussion Leader: Jen Gomez



Week 3, January 19: MLK day, no class


Week 4, January 26, Institutional Betrayal and Restoration

Discussion Leaders: Alec Smidt



Week 5, February 2, Controversies in Approaches to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses

Discussion Leader: Brianna Delker



Week 6, February 9, Deterrence or Restorative Approaches?

Discussion Leaders: Lili McEntire and Ekaterina Vasileva



Week 7, February 16, Implementing Restorative Approaches on College Campusses

Discussion Leader: Carly Smith



Week 8, February 23: STARR and RESTORE

Discussion Leaders: Katherine Lubiani and Devin Howington

Guest: Judge Kip Leonard



Week 9, March 2: Restorative or Transformative Approaches?

Discussion Leader: Rosemary Bernstein



Week 10, March 9: Trauma, Justice, and Healing

Discussion Leaders: Kadie Johnson and Naomi Wright


About your Instructors

Jennifer Freyd <jjf@dynamic.uoregon.edu>