Free Essays on Prison Culture

  1. Hollywood's Unfair Portrayal of Prison Guards and the Resulting Consequences on Society

    Hollywood’s Unfair Portrayal of Prison Guards and the Resulting Consequences on Society “Popular culture is a fantasy promoting social phenomenon that defines the reality of unknown regions and the nature of their inhabitants for ‘outsiders’.” (Riley) Influences of popular culture on society are overwhelmingly...

  2. Jail and Prison Paper

     Jail and Prison Paper Jail and Prison Paper Under our criminal justice system in the United States the judicial system is authorized to confine persons convicted of crimes. This confinement, whether before or after a criminal conviction, is called incarceration. Incarceration is ones of the forms...

  3. Jails and Prisons

     Jail and Prison One of the key cornerstones of the criminal justice system is the correctional system, specifically the correctional facilities. Prisons and jails are examples of correctional facilities that help keep the criminal justice system running smoothly and efficiently. Without...

  4. Jails and prisons

     Jails and Prisons Jails and Prisons The United States has an every growing criminal population. The two main ways to house criminals is jails, and state prisons. The San Diego Central Jail is the primary jail for San Diego county and houses more than 900 inmates on a daily bases. The...

  5. CJA 204 Week 4 Individual Assignment Jail and Prison Paper

     Jails and Prisons Pedro A Prieto CJA/204 04/27/2015 Steve Kurrle Jails and Prisons Imprisonment has been around since the middle ages. Centuries ago, other forms of punishment were more favorable over imprisonment. In this day and age, prisons and jails serve a vital role in the criminal justice...

  6. CJA 204

    CJA 204 WEEK 4 INDIVIDUAL JAIL AND PRISON PAPER CJA 204 Week 4 Individual Jail and Prison Paper Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:  ·         Ch. 11 > Learning Modules  o    History of Prisons o    Prisons and Jails o    Correctional System ...

  7. The Education of Richard Rodriguez and Malcolm X

    Rodriguez and Malcolm X are similar in that it gave both men the desire to become more knowledgeable, Richard Rodriguez's search led him away from his culture while Malcolm X's brought him closer to his, and Rodriguez's education was dictated whereas Malcolm X's was self-taught. The educations of Richard...

  8. Prison and Jail

    Jail and Prison Kyle T Klusacek March 11, 2013 Jail and Prison During the last three decades, prisons and jails have become full to capacity because of an increase in drug laws and repeat offenders. Before prisons took control, early punishments were brutal and not humane. There are two different...

  9. Miller focal points

    Walter Miller believes that this lower class group has for centuries possessed their own culture and traditions with a fundamentally different from those in the higher class. This suggests that this lower class culture has been passed on for many generations. He has broken his focal concerns down into...

  10. Healthcare in Canadian Prisons

    Healthcare in Canadian Prisons According to a 2008 Census, there are approximately 31,612,897 people occupying the country Canada. Keeping this in mind, for every 100,000 people, 131 of these citizens are incarcerated. This means there are roughly 31 to 32,000 prisoners of this country. There are 192...

  11. Prisoner Rehabilitation

    in the U.S. focus on rehabilitating inmates so they can assimilate smoothly back into society. Minimum and medium security prisons inmates have a greater chance of shorter prison sentences. Non-violent prisoners have a better chance to integrate back into society after being incarcerated. Correctional...

  12. The Welsh Girl

    Davies is a novel of culture. When reading The Welsh Girl, one is reminded of the meaning of freedom and loyalty. This novel took place in 1941, a time of war. Not just any war, the world’s most catastrophic war, World War II. The Welsh Girl is a character driven novel. The Welsh culture, history, and issues...

  13. male rape

    currently make it harder to help males who are raped. The differences between male and female rape a. Male Rape i. Statistics b. Female Rape c. How cultures see rape for both genders i. The source of the problem: sexism II. What can be done A. How people who have been raped can get help B. What society...

  14. Violence in America in the Late 1900's

    a few. Even with so many factors to violence as a whole, what is the definition to violence? And, why does it play such a huge role in American culture? What are the typical causes? What is seen as the usual conditions associated with the social problems? What are the typical consequences of committing...

  15. Why Prisons Don't Work

    As stated in the title of “Why Prisons Don’t Work,” by Wilbert Rideau, prisons are ineffective. Possibly the foremost reason of this is the fact that they are a response after the crime, not a preventive measure. Penitentiaries do nothing with respect to preventing crime rather they create a place where...

  16. ADJ 215 Week 5 DQ 1

    restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative call for more prisons? Consider recent changes in American culture, how would a power-control theorist explain recent drops in the U.S. crime rate? Is conflict inevitable in all cultures? If not, what can be done to reduce the level. UOPCOURSETUTORIALS...

  17. Refelction of Malcolm X

    the Nation of Islam, he was very influential to people all around the world. He taught himself how to read, and write while in prison, and with the knowledge he took from prison, he became a great leader with a lot of power. A majority of this reflection will about how knowledge is power. Examples from...

  18. Does Prison Work?

    Does Prison Work? Since the beginning of recorded history, imprisonment has been used as a method of punishing those who have broken societies laws. However, the nature of prisons has changed throughout history to adapt to societies norms. In recent years, our custodial facilities have been questioned...

  19. miss

    such as the armed forces or prisons. One psychological explanation for institutional aggression is the importation model. This explanation suggests that aggression within prisons is due to interpersonal factors; hence individuals take their aggressive behaviour into the prison with them. Irwin and Cressey...

  20. Prisons and Jails

    Prisons and Jails Jordyn Elby CJA/204 University of Phoenix Abstract The criminal justice system in itself is wide and covers many aspects. The most important part of those aspects is the jails and prisons around the nation. These are the places that are going to separate...

  21. What Are Some of the Main Causes Behind Gang Culture.

    In many areas of the world there is a thriving community based upon gang culture. These gangs are built upon an idea based around power and a thirst for identity. In order to gain this power gangs are involved in many illegal activities, many of them violent, in order to prove themselves more powerful...

  22. ADJ 215 Week 5 DQ 1

    restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative call for more prisons? Consider recent changes in American culture, how would a power-control theorist explain recent drops in the U.S. crime rate? Is conflict inevitable in all cultures? If not, what can be done to reduce the level. UOPCOURSETUTORIALS...

  23. Notes on Skrzenecki

    “Sealed off the highway” How does this refugee camp compare with a prison? • “Sudden departures from adjoining blocks” gives prison like atmosphere. • “A barrier at the maingate” suggests no escape, like a prison. Explain the meaning of the similes of the birds. •...

  24. Culture Change

    What Is Culture Definition Culture describes the cumulative influences on a group of people or society–their collective knowledge, characteristics and learned behaviours. This knowledge is passed on from generation to generation and accounts for the different cultures that we can see around the world...

  25. The Safe Prisons Communications Act Fails to Address Prison Communications

    THE SAFE PRISONS COMMUNICATIONS ACT FAILS TO ADDRESS PRISON COMMUNICATIONS Cell phones smuggled into federal and state prisons are considered a top security threat to public safety. Contraband cell phones, often smuggled in by corrupt prison guards and family visitors, are used by criminals for activities...

  26. Legal Culture of the English Speaking World

    Legal culture of the English speaking world Baptiste Ottevaere Miranda rights: you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to the presence of an attorney to assist you … These...

  27. The Three Pillars of White Supremacy

    Smith point of view about slavery. Andrea Smith mentions about the shift that is made from slavery to the PIC (Prison Industrial Complex). The black people were reenslaved by the PIC (Prison Industrial Complex). They became state proprety „the criminalization of Blackness as a logical extension of Blackness...

  28. Santiago Baca

    suffering of my people, in our freedom, our beauty, our dual-faced, dual-cultured, two-songed soul and two-hearted ancient culture, me porto bien, Grandpa, your memory leafing my heart like sweetly fragrant sage (Baca). I relate to this since I believe...

  29. Culture Analysis of Italy

    Culture Analysis of Italy Abstract Gaining knowledge of any countries beliefs, customs, business practices, and social structures can be difficult especially when there are language barriers. Italy is Europe’s most seductive country. Italy is rich in culture, family...

  30. Language in Prison

    Language is a very diverse aspect of each culture and can differ from state to state, city to city, and even community to community. A community that has a very unique language is prison. Prison inmates use a language called argot, which does not make sense to the average person, but is very necessary...

  31. Prison Environment

     Prison environment and its impact on male and female inmates Name of writer Name of institution Impact of prison environment on Male inmates There are different kinds of impacts of prison environment male inmates. It mainly depends on the psychological and social background of male inmates...

  32. Prisons

     Jail’s and Prison’s Response Tracey B. Freeman CJS 200 February 1, 2015 Jeffery Beasley Jail’s and Prison’s Response Prisons range from minimum to maximum security. They are designed to house criminals who have committed similar types of offenses. The penal institutions of...

  33. Stanford Prison Experiment

    Psychology – Introduction The Stanford Prison Experiment was a study of the behaviour of people when told they are to play a role, and how it psychologically affected them. The study was led by professor of psychology Dr. Phillip Zimbardo at Stanford University. It was funded by the U.S. Office of...

  34. Death Penalty Controversy

    to keep him or her in prison for life. A 2011 study found that California has spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment since it was released reinstated in 1978 and that the death penalty trials are 20 times more expensive than trials seeking a sentence of life in prison without possibility of...

  35. Danger

    of murder. Through the late 90s, the Kings tried to polish its image, but was still teaming with crime. Latin King violence still runs amok in the prison system. Black P Stones The Black P Stones street gang was formed at the St. Charles Juvenile Correctional Facility in 1960. It was originally known...

  36. Crime and Punishment in America

    person they "snitched" on or one of their friends or gang members. America has by far the highest incarceration rate in the developed world. The prison system is overcrowded, incredibly in effective, and incredibly expensive. America’s hunger for retribution is the main driver in this scenario, and...

  37. Drug Trafficking Within Us Prisons

    Drug Trafficking within US Prisons LaNesa N. Hicks ENG122: English Composition II Instructor: Shelley Lawyer February 14, 2012 In a place that is guarded heavily by officers and cameras galore, drugs are in such great demand. Drug...

  38. Prisons Are Inhumane and Morally Wrong

    Prisons are Inhumane and Morally Wrong Corruption in the Prison System Raise the Crime Rate, an article written by Christopher Glazek (2012) argues that the United States seems safer due to a shift in crime from urban centers to prisons. Which has become a very shameful part of the United States...

  39. The Stanford Experiment

    2013 The Stanford Prison Experiment More than four decades ago in 1971 a psychologist by the name of Phillip Zimbardo had organized an experiment that would prove how one could change when put in a different environment. Zimbardo’s aim was to research how becoming a prisoner or prison guard impacts a...

  40. Jail And Prison Paper

     Jail and Prison Paper Kerri-Ann Pimentel CJA/204 September 29, 2014 Erica Veljic Jail and Prison Paper The United States has approximately four types of penitentiaries. These correctional facilities are: Juvenile, federal prison, county jail and state prison. Generally, county jails...

  41. Lolita

    sophisticated. Lolita, as a common American teenager has a profound feeling for the empty and senseless culture industry, which already alludes a kind of loss of clarity. She, however, loves popular culture, enjoys hangs out with other people. Being a girl in prepubertal period, she as most girls, has a...

  42. Prison Tours

    generate knowledge about the culture of prison, and what one can take away from a carceral tour. In Piche and Walby’s article, the authors argue that carceral tours can be highly scripted and regulated in ways that obscure many of the central aspects of being in prison. In Wilson, Spina, and Canaan’s...

  43. Reflection of American History X

    Reflection and Discussion of American History X This movie portrayed and captivated the whole idea of racism in American culture and aroused feelings of disgusted, conflict, and sadness. Racism is one of the biggest flaws that has been exercised by humanity throughout history...

  44. psychology questions

    armed forces, prisons). Much of the research on models of institutional aggression has been done in prison environments. The importation model suggests that inmates in prison bring their social histories and traits into prison with them. This influences their adaptation into the prison environment. People...

  45. Capitalist Punishment

    Capitalist Punishment Our nation is in trouble ‒ our prisons are operating at 41% over capacity across the United States. Serious questions must be answered as to how we are to combat such a problem. It seems that prison overcrowding is becoming more and more acceptable as the status quo of modern...

  46. Behind the Doors of Women in Prison

    fact that a woman has to face time behind bars because of issues that they encountered in day to day situation is no easy situation to be in. Women in prison go through a lot more than one would think. Because a mistake was made on their behalf in life, because of something that they either encountered or...

  47. critque

    mistreatments . I. Main idea : prison overcrowding and deprivation causes inmates to suicide . A) supporting ideas : Institutional Conditions and Prison Suicide: Conditional Effects of Deprivation and Overcrowding. This article uses national data to examine the effects of prison overcrowding , and deprivation...

  48. CJA 204 UOP Courses Tutorial / Uoptutorial

    Individual Assignment Courtroom Workgroup Paper CJA 204 Week 3 Team Assignment Court System Visuals CJA 204 Week 4 Individual Assignment Jail and Prison Paper CJA 204 Week 4 Team Assignment Truth in Sentencing Debate CJA 204 Week 5 Individual Assignment Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Crime Article ...

  49. SOC 305 UOP Course tutorial/uoptutorial

    Paper Preparation (Effects and Solutions to Drug Abuse) SOC 305 Week 2 Quiz SOC 305 Week 3 DQ 1 Child or Adult SOC 305 Week 3 DQ 2 Relationships in Prison SOC 305 Week 3 Assignment Myths and Reality of Crime SOC 305 Week 3 Quiz SOC 305 Week 4 DQ 1 Honor Killings SOC 305 Week 4 DQ 2 Hate Groups and...

  50. Gangs in Prison

    each year we hear about how ridiculous and barbaric prisons are in America due to the increasing amount of gangs. Gangs in prison are distinguished by race, ethnicity, where you were born at and even body size. Gangs are so wide spread through prisons primarily for protection against other gangs. As of...

  51. Jails and Prisons

    Jails and Prisons Julia Blair CJA/204 23 October 2012 Bernard Fitchpatrick Jails and Prisons Many people use the term “Jail” and “Prison” as is they were one in the same, however while they both provide a form of supervised detention, there is a distinguishably and significant difference between...

  52. Prison Models

    Prison Models There are three models of prisons that have been prominent in American since the early 1940’s: custodial, rehabilitative, and reintegration. Each model is designed differently based on its overriding goal, and this affects the physical design, policies, and programs that are implemented...

  53. Kim Possoble

    Thomas Cooper 11/6/2013 Journal 8 Finnish vs. U.S. Prison System I found this a very hard compare and contrast assignment. First, the different cultures, as mentioned in the article, play a huge role. Also, there is no mention of whether the Finnish system is privatized as the U.S. system is,...

  54. ADJ 215 Week 5 DQ 1

    restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative call for more prisons? Consider recent changes in American culture, how would a power-control theorist explain recent drops in the U.S. crime rate? Is conflict inevitable in all cultures? If not, what can be done to reduce the level. For More Homework...

  55. Elt for Prisoners

    framework to teach ‘Global English’ (conceptually for us, an evolving, non-imperialistic, and non-cultural variety that contains inputs from various cultures, nations and people) as a universal auxiliary language to the children across the globe. It sets out the parameters required to teach a global language...

  56. How Does Unity of Command Relate to Chain of Command

    assumptions, values, and beliefs and create the basis for structural or programmatic change. Conversely, leadership in corrections is often more complex. Prison and jail overcrowding, along with the increasing number of geriatric, mentally ill and an influx of younger and more violent inmates requires the managers...

  57. Life in Prison

    Life in Prison Willie Lee Clark University of Phoenix Institutional and Community Corrections CJA383 Sherri Webster April 25, 2011 Life in Prison Prison life in most society is not considered a life worth mentioning. When a person decides to break the law and take up a life of crime,...

  58. Crime and Violence in America

    that the media sensationalizes violence, exaggerating the true extent of violence and creating a “culture of fear.” Politicians, corporations, and advocacy groups can and do profit from creating a culture of fear and use the media to convey a sense of that the nation is wracked by crime, drug abuse, and...

  59. Critical Thinking Blood Money

    that the people donating the organs are criminals and neither they nor their families have any idea that their organs have been sold by the Chinese prison system. In many cases the prisoners that are being executed have only been convicted on minor crimes, which in the US is not considered an executable...

  60. Drugs in the Prison System

    Drugs and prison How Can Illegal Drugs Be Prevented From Entering Prison? The American prison system has many different interpretations. Some people think it is a place for rehabilitation. Others may feel it is solely a punishment for making bad decisions, and there are those who see it as a method...