Week 10 Corrections Case Study

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  1. Assignment 3: Corrections Case Study

    Due Week 10 and worth 200 pointsThe history
    of correctional institutions is well-documented. Correctional
    institutions (jails and prisons) house individuals who are awaiting
    trial, serving both short and long term sentences. Correctional
    officers are responsible for the monitoring, treatment and supervision
    of individuals who have been found guilty by a court of law. For this assignment, we will take you inside a look at the “2016 Most Violent Prison“. Please review this video now if you haven’t already done so, before beginning Assignment 3.After reviewing the video, download the Assignment 3 template.
    Answer the following questions within the template, then upload the
    completed template to the assignment submission link in Week 10:

    1. Describe
      the main methods Sergeant Baldwin and his staff use to maintain order
      and safety in the prison. Take a position on the effectiveness, risks,
      pros and cons, and ethics of these methods.
    2. Choose one
      (1) of the inmates profiled in this video – Terry Dibble, Simkayta
      Winfield, Jerico Jones, or Gregory Crowder – and discuss their
      situation. Explain how they ended up at Statefield, the main issues they
      described facing, and the methods they use to cope with their time in
    3. Discuss the
      effect you feel the presence of the active armed guards has on the
      violence level and overall safety within this prison.
    4. Describe
      the issue of isolation in Statesville presented in this video and the
      effects connections and contact with outside visitors can have on the
      prisoners’ mental status.
    5. Identify at
      least two (2) issues that gay inmates here uniquely face. Identify at
      least one (1) method of protecting gay inmates against each of these
      identified issues.
    6. Take a
      position on how you believe conditions at Statefield could be improved.
      Include at least two (2) specific actions that could be taken to improve
      conditions (i.e. security and safety, abuse and use of force,
      isolation, poor food quality, etc.). Provide a rationale for your

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    • Outline the major characteristics and purposes of prisons, including prisoners’ rights and prison society.
    • Summarize the current ethical issues faced by criminal justice professionals and the future of the criminal justice system.
    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in criminal justice.

    Grading for
    this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of
    the question responses on the template, and language and writing
    skills, using this rubric.

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