Criminal Justice

Complete the worksheet by writing short responses to the questions in each row.

How would you differentiate male and female prisoner backgrounds? Is there a better solution to prisoner background classification? Explain.

When the social roles of men and women prisoners are compared, the convict roles found in the men’s prisons did not have an equivalent found in the women’s prisons. Rather than the cohesive subculture found in the men’s prisons, the women’s prisons have small, intimate family type groups that are centered around homosexual relationships that tended to their affectionless starvation. Women tend to break down over stress more than men do, which drives them to hurt themselves and make suicide attempts. Women also tend to group up as social. I don’t believe that there is a better solution to prisoner background classification.

Their backgrounds are already thoroughly checked for violent tendencies, gang affiliations, etc. in order to separate them accordingly into various prisons and units. How do state and federal prisoners differ? What issues affect state versus federal prisoners? State prisoners typically haven’t committed a federal offense such as murder, whereas federal prisoners tend to be the most dangerous to society. Consisting of murderers and high profile drug dealers.

There are issues of overcrowding, lack of funding for various programs, and prison violence. However, federal prisoners tend to receive better treatment than state prisoners since they typically have longer sentences. What is the difference between jail inmates and prison inmates? What would happen if jail inmates were assimilated into prison systems effective immediately? The difference between jail inmates and prison inmates is the crimes that were committed and the amount of time their sentences consist of. Jail inmates typically have shorter sentences, whereas prison inmates tend to have sentences that consist of more than a year time.

If jail inmates were assimilated into prison systems effective immediately, I think it would have a disastrous effect on them psychologically and impair the attempt at rehabilitating the inmates because they would be subjected to a much harsher environment with more influence from inmates serving time for worse crimes.

How would you describe prison life? How has prison life changed over time? Should prisoner quality of life be a concern? Prison life is a hard life in which prisoners are controlled by the officers in the prison. To describe prison life, one would think of being held in a cell for the majority of each day. Prisoners are provided three meals each day and are allowed outside a few times a week in what is known as the prison yard. Prisoners have little freedom or privacy while in prison and many prisoners describe the surroundings as dismal and depressing.

Of course the quality of life should be a concern, especially when you stop to consider that not everyone who is convicted of a crime is actually guilty. If even one person is mistakenly sent to jail, that is reason enough to make sure that criminals are treated humanely. What are alternatives to litigation? How do these alternatives to litigation affect prisoners? How may industry professionals improve processes and procedures to limit litigation issues in jails and prisons?

Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation, Fighting, running away those are the alternatives to litigation in the US. Many prisons have significant problems with the physical and mental health of their inmates. Most lawsuits by prisoners against the prison have to do with substandard medical treatment.