We all know that our prisons are the final frontier for the socially rejected criminals and violent offenders. We know that our prisons are so overcrowded that the Supreme Court of California issued a court order to reduce the number of inmates. We know that since there are more inmates in prison the chance of […]

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Prison System

Prison inmates, are some of the most maladjusted people in society. Most of the inmates have had too little discipline or too much, come from broken homes, and have no self-esteem. They are very insecure and are at war with themselves as well as with society (Szumski 20). Most inmates did not learn moral values […]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

In some circles, the events surrounding the Stanford prison experiment were a reflection of heroism while in others the issues of ethics were cited as a pointer to the unacceptable nature of the participating subjects. Specifically, Maslach was seen as a hero for stopping the experiments (Haney, Banks & Zimbardo, 1973). Palo Alto Police arrested […]

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Iraqi prisoners held at the Abu Ghraib prison

Is certain explanatory coverage, such as that of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse story, beneficial or destructive to the national mood and national security? This is a question that numerous people and groups in the United States have to ask themselves. Journalists, newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and radio stations all have to ask themselves when […]

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What is the purpose of imprisonment

Punishment is depicted as an intense collective phenomenon driven by irrational forces. It was seen as rituals expressing the furious moral outrage of the group against those who had violated its sacred moral order. Edward Glover (1931) argued that punishment was sadistic and a displacement activity. Imprisonment is seen as an intimidating relationship between the […]

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Theatre in Prison: The inherent Hurdles

In order to sufficiently question the acceptance and effectiveness of Boal’s cultural projects within the Brazilian penal system it is firstly vital to understand the fundamental degrading and inhuman conditions that they must contend with. The necessary evaluation of the Brazilian criminal justice system is problematical due to a lack of national contemporary research and […]

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What evidence is there to suggest that there is a crisis in the British Prison System

This essay is going to give evidence that suggests there is a crisis in our British Prison System. To do this it will define what the crisis is then examine aspects, which contribute to the crisis. Many would agree that the crisis in the British system is that of overcrowding. The rising population in prisons […]

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How resettlement of prisoners could be improved and lead to more effective reintegration on release

This essay will give a brief developmental and historical overview of the history of prisons. As the main focus of the essay it will examine relevant literature with regards to resettlement and explore how prisoner’s reintegration into society can be more successful. This will include examining current issues within the Prison Service, Probation and relevant […]

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What is Waugh’s view of the society in which he lives

In the first prison that Paul was sent to, the governor managed the place in a strange manner, and had a distinctly strange attitude towards his prisoners. He give his prisoners an opportunity to do activates and craftsmanship involving tools, and sharp objects. His theory was that this will contribute to their therapy and that […]

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How might we best explain the rise of the prison as a replacement for other punishments

This essay aims to account for the rise of the prison as a replacement for other types of punishment during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. First explaining what the ‘other punishments’ were and the practical and ideological reasons that led to their decline. For example how public opinion turned against capital punishment feeling […]

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