Correction case study | CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice | Strayer University

 

The history of correctional institutions is well documented.  Correctional institutions (jails and prisons) house individuals who are  awaiting trial and 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 “Most  Violent Prison 2016 – Part 1 – Maximum Security” (video source: https://youtu.be/XGyxXGJWA2I).

  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 prison. 
  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 (e.g., security and safety, abuse and use  of force, isolation, poor food quality, etc.). Provide a rationale for  your position. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

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

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