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JUS 3307: Prison Reform Assignment

This guide provides resources to assist in completing the Prison Reform Paper for JUS 3307: Corrections, Probation and Parole.

Your Assignment

Prison Reform Paper

Description: Write a paper that answers the following 6 questions on prison reform.  Each question must include two references to support your answer. 

1. Why promote prison reform?

2. How does prison affect families financially?

3. What are the public health consequences of imprisonment?

4. What is the effect of imprisonment on families and socially? Why?

5. What is the cost of imprisonment? Find three costs of imprisonment from three states. After reviewing the costs, write about how to decrease them.

6. Give three examples of alternate ideas for prison and explain how this would be effective for society and the benefits it would have on the rehabilitation of the inmate. 

The content in this LibGuide will help you:

  • Re-evaluate that way you look at source authority 
  • Determine the best ways to evaluate sources in criminal justice to determine credibility
  • Use the ProQuest Central & Opposing Viewpoints databases to find scholarly journal, magazine and newspaper articles
  • Use eBook Central to find ebooks
  • Ensure that you are finding specific resources that meet your research needs

Getting Started

Below is a suggested timeline that can help you to start working on your paper:

  • Review the questions and write any initial ideas or opinions you have to answer them.  
  • Review the definition of prison reform. You can use the Encyclopedia Britannica database from the Library as a resource for this.
  • Review the resources this guides recommends for further research while creating your arguments and writing. 
  • As you write your paper, use the Writing & Citing guide from the Center for Academic Success or visit your campus CAS for any assistance.