CRJ 388

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CRJ 388

1. What is mass incarceration? (Worth 5 points)
2. What is convict leasing? (Worth 5 points)
3. What was life like in the Auburn and Pennsylvania penitentiaries? (Worth 5 points)
4. What was the role of religion in early American criminal justice? (Worth 5 points)

1. Over the course of the semester, we have discussed multiple models of punishment; based on religion, convict labor, rehabilitation and crime control. Pick at least three models to describe, compare and contrast. What are the benefits and drawbacks to each of the models? What model of punishment should the United States use? (Worth 40 points. This question requires the use of multiple readings. A 2-3 page response is reasonable).
2. Race plays an important role in American punishment and incarceration. What role has race played historically? What role does race play today? Are there differences in criminal offenses based on race? Are there differences in punishment based on race? (Worth 20 points. The question requires the use of multiple readings. A 2-3 page response is reasonable).
3. Economic status also plays an important role in American punishment and incarceration. What role has economic status played historically? What role does economic status play today? Are there differences in criminal offenses based on economic status? Are there differences in punishment based on economic status? (Worth 20 points. This question requires the use of multiple readings. A 2-3 page response is reasonable).