American Corrections

American Corrections

Task Name: Phase 4 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 1,000–1,250 words
Details: Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Key Assignment

The following are the Key Assignment guidelines:

  • Address the following in 1,000–1,250 words:
    • Research and explain the purpose of classificationin prison.
      • What does classification determine?
      • Explain the type of information provided by the presentence report and how this affects classification.
      • What does classification determine? Provide examples of different state- and federal-level facilities and the types of prisoners they may house, based on classification.
    • Research and explain how incarceration affects prisoners and the culture of prison.
      • How does incarceration affect a prisoner? Explain in detail.
      • What positive elements exist within a prison’s culture? Explain.
      • What negative elements exist within a prison’s culture? Explain.
    • Research and explain how women cope in prison.
      • How does incarceration affect women differently from men? Explain.
      • What programs or regulations are in place for women that are not offered to men? Explain.
    • Research and discuss different types of rehabilitative programs, restorative justice sentencing, and prisoner reentry programs available to offenders.
      • What are the most popular forms of correction alternatives available to offenders? Explain.
      • Which of these programs and alternative sentences are the most effective? Explain and fully support your arguments.
  • Use at least 5 scholarly resources to fully support your arguments.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.