Class administration involves signing up and using the course LISTSERV "buscrime" in Indonesia and the US. All participating students and faculty should each sign up for the buscrime LISTSERV. We use them like physical bulletin boards, because participating class members are spread across twelve time zones. The LISTSERV allows us to talk with each other outside our normal videoconferenced classes. Class administration also requires downloading free Windows Media Player or RealPlayer software to play streaming materials for class, assuming you do not already have those software programs on your computer.
How do you actually sign up for a LISTSERV? You access whatever e-mail account from which you wish to participate in the LISTSERV. From there you send a message to e-mail address
In the body of the e-mail you write
subscribe buscrime [your first name][your last name]
You do not need to put anything in the message's re line, but for Indonesians with a single name you should write your single name in under both first name and last name, or the LISTSERV software may not take your subscription. Then send the message and you should receive an e-mail back to your e-mail account to confirm your joining the buscrime LISTSERV. You can review general documentation and learn special commands for using a LISTSERV at
Once you are there, click on "LISTSERV user's guide" to reach the online documentation. The LISTSERV archives also provide a web page with the messages arranged chronologically so that you can follow the thread for discussion purposes. You access these archives by clicking on the "Online mailing list archives" on the same webpage.
Concerning RealPlayer and Windows Media Player, you find below icons to reach free download sites if you do not already have the software on your computer. These different free software players each work only with files in their own special format, so you will need both. Our own streaming class materials are formatted for reading with the Windows Media Player, but certain third party materials may require RealPlayer.
LAWS #607 Home