Inmate discipline and segregation are necessary in order to protect inmates against harm and ensure order in a jail/prison setting. Read the article attached from the American Civil Liberties Union who argues that prison segregation is not humane treatment. Also, watch the video attached, which will provide you some information of reasons why segregation is used by prison/jail officials. Do you agree with the ACLU or do you believe that segregation is necessary for our prisons? Is this counterproductive to the rehabilitative process? Perform research on the topic and provide an informed opinion. Make sure to cite your sources in […]
Prison staff/correctional officers must often deal with some of the most dangerous individuals in our society. Watch the video attached which will provide you information about the responsibilities correctional officers must perform. What do you think of the officers’ demeanor and attitude? Why is it important that he address inmates the way he does? Perform research on the topic and provide an informed opinion. Make sure to cite your sources in order to legitimize your opinion. video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk2lw6qjdAM
Prison security is extremely important in order to protect staff and the inmates housed within its walls. Special Emergency Response Teams have been created in order to control dangerous situations involving inmates. Watch the video attached and perform research on Special Emergency Response Teams. Why were these teams created? What are some of the requirements for joining these teams? How can these teams prevent a dangerous situation from escalating out of control? Make sure to cite your sources in order to legitimize your opinion. video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk_nassbFS0
Prison work programs provide inmates an opportunity to learn a new trade, receive good time credit and provide a service for society at a low cost. Do you agree with these programs or do you agree with the complaints expressed by several civil rights advocates who believe that these programs can be abusive? I provided you several articles for your review as well as a video supporting these programs. You’ll need to perform further research on both sides of the topic in order to draft your response and discuss the issue with your fellow classmates. Make sure to cite your […]
Capital punishment is still being used in the United States. Many believe that our country is moving away from this form of punishment. Watch the video below which provides you a historical account of capital punishment in our country. Do you believe that capital punishment will be abolished? Is this still a necessary form of punishment? Post at least three times on three different days. This is a serious topic which often creates strong opinions. Please be sure to remain courteous and respectful when posting. video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9DtjJFQnmY
Please write a reflection essay (2-3 pages) on one of the following 1- “The Impact of Corrections on My Family.” Do you have a family member or a close family friend who has been or still incarcerated? If so, please write an essay (2-3 pages) on the impact that their incarceration has had on your view of crime and/or criminal justice.
According to Chapter Three of the book, psychopaths are not amenable to treatment “because they do not believe they need it, and if subjected to treatment, they will simply add that information to their arsenal of psychological tools they can later use to control others” (p. 98). Assuming this is true, what should prison officials do with individuals who are suspected of being psychopaths? If there are rehabilitation programs/anger management programs in a prison facility, should some individuals be excluded from these programs, if they are suspected of being psychopaths? Also, who should ultimately be the final arbitrator to decide […]
There has been much debate about evolutionary theories (textbook on pages 73-74), broadly speaking, in the United States. Discuss what impact this may have on how criminological perspectives view the evolution of criminal behavior and how this may shape research in this area. Please watch the following link Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat Mental Illness? After you watched the film clip, from what you have learned and what you think on this topic, to discuss how should the CJS or the society in general should do to deal with thid type of (potential) criminals.
Write a 600 word – double-spaced response paper. These papers should be thoughtful reactions to or evaluations of the readings for the unit. Give a brief summary (75-100 words) first and then give your response. Examples of topics to cover (but not limited to these) in your reaction papers include the following: Critical evaluations of the authors’ questions, methods or conclusions. An analysis of the authors’ perspectives and biases, including a discussion of what points they did not discuss that might have been relevant. Implications of the authors’ points. Similarities or differences between the readings and other readings we have […]
Students will find a primary or secondary peer reviewed article on their research problem/question for each SA. In the upper left-hand corner of the paper include a) your name, b) the course and section, c) which paper it is (e.g., SA #1) Include a complete citation for your article (not just a URL) in APA or MLA style, and submit paper and Bb copies. Cover pages are not necessary. SA #1 Due: Monday, July 2