UO Psychology 607 Graduate Seminar
Trauma and Justice: The Case of Campus Sexual Violence
Instructors Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell
Grading option: Optional
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
- Burstow, B. (2003). Toward a radical understanding of trauma and trauma work. Violence against women, 9(11), 1293-1317.
- Herman, J. L. (2005). "Justice from the victim's perspective." Violence against women 11(5): 571-602.
- Gomez, J.M. & Freyd, J.J. (2014). Institutional betrayal makes violence more toxic. [Op-Ed] The Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon), August 22, 2014, p A9.
Week 3, January 19: MLK day, no class
Week 4, January 26, Institutional Betrayal and Restoration
Discussion Leaders: Alec Smidt
- Koss, M. (2003). "Restorative justice for sexual violence: Repairing victims, building community, and holding offenders accountable." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 989: 384-396.
- Johnson-Freyd, S. & Freyd, J.J. (2013). Revenge and forgiveness or betrayal blindness? [Commentary]. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36, 23-24.
- Smith, C. P., Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014). The psychology of judicial betrayal. Roger Williams University Law Review 19: 451-475.
- Smith, C. P. F., J.J. (2014). Institutional betrayal. American Psychologist (69): 575-587.
Week 5, February 2, Controversies in Approaches to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses
Discussion Leader: Brianna Delker
- Association for Student Conduct Administration (2014). Student Conduct Administration & Title IX: Gold Standard Practices for Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses.
- Binkley, C., Wagner, M., Riepenhoff, J., & Gregory, S. (2014, November 23). College disciplinary boards impose slight penalties for serious crimes. The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 25, 2014, from http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/11/23/campus-injustice.html
- Cantalupo, N. (2012). 'Decriminalizing' Campus Institutional Responses to Peer Sexual Violence, Journal of College and University Law, 38, 483-526.
- Kingkade, T. (2014). Yale Law Students: Professor's Campus Rape Op-Ed Gets It Wrong. Huffington Post: Politics, 17 November 2014.
- Rubenfeld, J. (2014). Mishandling Rape. The New York Times, 15 November 2014.
Week 6, February 9, Deterrence or Restorative Approaches?
Discussion Leaders: Lili McEntire and Ekaterina Vasileva
- Bachman, R. (1992). "The Rationality of Sexual Offending: Testing a Deterrence/Rational Choice Conception of Sexual Assault." Law & Society Review 26( 2): 343-372.
- Brenner, A. (2013). "Transforming campus culture to prevent rape: The possibility and promise of restorative justice as a response to campus sexual violence." Harvard Journal of Law and Gender.
- Stanford Magazine (2015). Untangling the Knot.
Stopping sexual assault is a national imperative. Here's how colleges are trying to do it, and why it's proving so difficult.
by Magazine Staff, Stanford Magazine, January-February 2015, pages 51-56.
Week 7, February 16, Implementing Restorative Approaches on College Campusses
Discussion Leader: Carly Smith
- Kaba, M., Bazant, M., Dee, B., Russo, A. (2013). Transformative justice: A curriculum guide. P. NIA.
- Karp, D.R. (2013). The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities. Good Books.
Week 8, February 23: STARR and RESTORE
Discussion Leaders: Katherine Lubiani and Devin Howington
Guest: Judge Kip Leonard
- Karp, D. (2014). "Student conduct, restorative justice, and student development: Findings from the STARR project: A student accountability and restorative research project." Contemporary Justice Review 17(2): 154-172.
- Koss, M. (2014 ). "The RESTORE Program of Restorative Justice for Sex Crimes Vision, Process, and Outcomes." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 29(9): 1623-1660.
- Koss, M. P., Wilgus, J. K., & Williamsen, K. M. (2014). Campus Sexual Misconduct Restorative Justice Approaches to Enhance Compliance With Title IX Guidance. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 15(3), 242-257.
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
- Comstock, D.L., Hammer, T.R., Strentzsch, J., Cannon, K., Parsons, J., & Salazar, G. (2008). Relational-Cultural Theory: A Framework for Bridging Relational, Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies. Journal of Counseling & Development, 86, 279-287.
- Freyd, J. J., & Birrell, P. (2013). Chapter 12: The healing power of telling. From Blind to Betrayal. Hoboken, N.J., Wiley.
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