Bulletins–PH 320–Contemporary Moral Issues–Fall 2019–TuTh 4:00-5:15pm–Irvine Campus
- The online reading list is now posted–see page 1 of the Contemporary Moral Issues Resource Center.
- Exam #1 scores now posted. High score was 48 (congrats, Mr. Dalen). 100% was set at 46. Under this curve, there were: 8 As; 10 Bs; 4 Cs; 4Ds; and 5 Fs. That is, 60% of you scored A or B. Good job.
- For all exams, you will need a No. 2 pencil; a Scantron form 882-E; and a CLEAN eraser.
- For all papers, Turnitin enrollment key = ContempMI, class ID = 22211956.
- Short Paper #1 grades now posted.
- Short paper #2 will be due Tuesday, Oct 8. Short Paper #2: Civil Asset Forfeiture: Read “Reverse Robin Hood” by Mary Kate Leahy, and answer in your own words (no quoting allowed) the following questions. Your answers should be 2-5 sentences per point—don’t just state, but explain briefly—the points you make. You will be graded on the number of points you EXPLAIN. Minimum 2 pages, maximum of 2½ pages, double-spaced, please.
- What is “Civil Asset Forfeiture”?
- How does it differ from Criminal Asset Forfeiture?
- What makes it legal?
- How has it expanded recently?
- What was the original rationale for this practice?
- How much money is now being seized annually?
- What reasons does the article raise to suspect this practice is being abused? (NB: There are at least a half dozen reasons raised)
- How does Public Choice Theory explain these apparent abuses as being the obvious predictable consequences of this law?