1. Learning Team Assignment: The Corrections Task Force Project—Press Release • Read the following scenario: Your task force is responsible for developing both the conceptual model and physical design for your proposed jail. o Conceptual Model: Describe the features of your jail and the reason why these features have been included. Where will your prison be located? What will it look like? What level of security will be provided? How does your jail design support your jail’s functions and goals? What are the advantages and the disadvantages of the jail as you have designed it? o Physical Model: The physical design may be represented by a two-dimensional computer-generated drawing or image. • Write a 700- to 1,050-word press release summarizing the conceptual model of the new jail your task force has designed.
Week 4 DQ2 What approach makes the most sense in managing inmates: a firm hand or substantial inmate participation? Can all inmates (or prisons) be managed the same way? Explain why or why not?
. Individual Assignment: Job Announcement • Locate a website or other resource containing job announcements in the corrections field. Find at least one job announcement in the corrections field and prepare a memorandum stating the following: o Hiring agency o Job title o Job description o Education or background requirements o Salary range • Prepare a summary with the information required above about the job announcement that you found in the corrections field. • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines
1. Learning Team Assignment: The Corrections Task Force Project—Program Summary • Read the following scenario: To help reduce jail overcrowding, your task force has been asked to identify the following: o Programs for the jail inmates to participate in that will assist the inmates in their reintegration into society. o Community correctional programs might serve as an alternative to incarceration for minor offenders. • Write a 1,050 - 1,750 word program summary that provides an overview of all the programs, both in the jail and in the community, that your task force recommends implementing. • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Week 5 DQ2 Should inmates’ rights groups, such as the ACLU’s National Prison Project, be permitted to file lawsuits on behalf of inmates? Explain why or why not.
. Learning Team Instructions The Corrections Task Force Project—Program Presentation • Prepare a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint® presentation including detailed speaker’s notes for the County Board of Supervisors to showcase your work on this project. Your presentation must include and incorporate the following: o The decisions and recommendations contained in the memorandum o A press release o A program summary o The physical design of the proposed jail • Include comments and references with each slide in the Notes section. • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
1. Individual Assignment: Life in Prison • Write a 1,750- to 2,450-word paper answering the following: o In what way, if any, has your understanding of prison life changed since reading the course’s assigned readings and ERR articles? o From your readings, describe what policies you would enforce which might aid in an inmate’s adjustment to prison. o How does an inmate’s need for respect, hope, and safety contribute to correctional policy? o What changes in correctional policy would you suggest be implemented in the various correctional facilities (state or federal)? o What are your beliefs on why people become criminals? Explain your rationale. • Use at least three academic sources other than course readings to support your answer. • Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Week 3 DQ2 Why do you suppose a lesser burden of proof than that required at trial applies in probation and parole revocation proceedings? Do you agree with that practice? Why or why not?
DQ1 What is the primary purpose of community corrections? Do programs such as work release, education release and furloughs pose a risk to public safety? Why or why not? Please discuss.
Read the following scenario: For the next four weeks, your Learning Team plays the role of a task force formed by the County Board of Supervisors in the County of Utopia. Due to overcrowding, your county must build a new jail. The task force must initially decide on the following: o Who will this new facility house? Be specific in number, gender, and age of expected prisoners. o Will your new jail be built privately or publicly? Will your new jail be privately or publicly operated? Summarize your decision and the reasons for your decision. o What type of jail will it be? • Holding jail • Processing jail • Low-use jail or high-use jail o Summarize the purpose and function of the jail type you have chosen. o A name for the new facility
What prison-based programs do you think hold the most promise for helping inmates "turn their lives around?" Which ones do you think are a waste of time and money? What are prisons not doing for (or to) inmates that they should consider doing. Explain your answer.
Individual Assignment: The Sentence • Read the following scenario: You are a judge and an individual appears before you convicted of stealing others’ identities for monetary gain. What specific information would be important to know before imposing a sentence? How would you incorporate the sentencing goals of retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation, and restitution in your sentence of this individual for this particular crime? • Write a 350- to 700-word essay addressing the questions above. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines