Select one of the topics below from Chapters 10-13 as the focus of your initial post. Make sure to provide proper APA citation and reference formatting for all posts.
- Describe the importance of judicial independence, but also explain why judicial oversight is necessary.
- Review the efforts being made to reverse wrongful convictions, including private and government-driven efforts.
- Write a defense of sex-offender registries using both a retributive rationale and a utilitarian rationale.
- Support or criticize the use of private corrections and give your reasons.
- Explain how the concept of reciprocity can both benefit the corrections officer and also lead to trouble.
- Discuss the unique aspects of the jail environment that present ethical challenges for officers. Consider the nature of the population, the purpose of the facility, and the traits of the officers.
- Discuss the elements that contribute to the correctional officer subculture, and show how this subculture impacts officer behavior.
- You are a prison warden, who wants to change the culture of violence in your prison. What are the options you have available? Will they work for all kinds of prisoners? How can they be fairly implemented?