Institutional treatment of criminal offenders: chapter 12 –
Required Textbook: Clear, T., Cole, G., & Reisig, M. (2013). American Corrections. (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth
Please read Chapter 12 and respond to the following Critical Thinking Questions. You will also respond to 2 of your peers:
How has fragmentation of corrections among federal, state, and local governments affected the quality of services for female officers? If they commit similar crimes, should women receive the same sentences as men do? How might the unequal treatment of male and female offenders be rationalized? Imagine that you are the administrator of women’s correctional center. What problems would you expect to encounter? How would you handle these problems? What parental rights should prisoners have? Should children be allowed to live in correctional facilities with their mothers? What problems would this practice create? How do the social structures of male and female correctional institutions differ? Why do you think they differ in these ways?
The first deadline for posting is Tuesday November 10th by 11:59 pm and the second deadline for responding to your classmates is Thursday afternoon by 12 pm. When responding to a student’s post, be sure to use and address the following:
Your responses should reach beyond a simple “I agree with what you are saying.” Please use the following to begin your post when responding to your peers:
“I learned from you that..”
“I appreciated how you explained….”
I expect everyone to participate and to also engage and encourage everyone. Please make an effort to respond to another student’s post if you find there are multiple responses to one student’s post. We want to respect everyone’s posting. Feel free to reach out to a student if you find their post difficult to follow or if it is limited in information. This is the purpose of the discussion post. We are aiming to learn and to also assist our peers.
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