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Sociology of Prisons (6 points)


Leader: Dr Barry Ellem

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The following topics will be examined: historical development of punishment and penal institutions; remand, trial and imprisonment; the effects of isolation and deprivation; prison populations and social class; resocialisation and techniques of coping in a total institution; deterrence and rehabilitation; parole; release; recidivism; reform; alternatives; privatisation; unit management and specific therapeutic communities.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words) 50% + Examination (2 hours) 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Sociology or permission

Prohibitions: SCY3181

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