SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Grinstead, O., Eldridge, G., MacGowan, R., Morrow, K. M., Seal, D. W. et al. (2008). An HIV, STD, and hepatitis prevention program for young men leaving prison: Project START. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 14, pp. 183–196.  doi: 10.1177/1078345808318217

Questions to Consider:

  1. When were participants recruited for this study?
  2. Which intervention was the most successful in reducing risky sexual behaviors?
  3. Briefly describe the demographics of the interventionists in the study.

Learning Objective: 14-2: Explain why diseases are prevalent in prisons and jails

Article 2: Wolff, N., & Shi, J. (2011). Patterns of victimization and feelings of safety inside prison: the experience of male and female inmates. Crime & Delinquency, 57, pp. 29–55. doi: 10.1177/0011128708321370

Questions to Consider:

  1. What was a characteristic of those who refused to participate in the survey?
  2. What did the results show of sexual victimization of male inmates and female inmates?
  3. Briefly summarize the study’s findings regarding inmates’ feelings of safety.

Learning Objective: 14-5: Discuss issues women face while incarcerated and working in corrections

Article 3: Cullen, F. T., Jonson, C. L., & Nagin, D. S. (2011). Prisons do not reduce recidivism: the high cost of ignoring science. The Prison Journal, 3, pp. 48S–65S. doi: 10.1177/0032885511415224

Questions to Consider:

  1. The authors compare their view on imprisonment to which U.S. system?
  2. According to the authors, which essential factor is excluded from correctional policy?
  3. Describe the three observations the authors make based on existing science.

Learning Objective: 14-7: Describe how prison might cause crime

Article 4: Crocker, D. (2015). Implementing and evaluating restorative justice projects in prison. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 26, pp. 45–64. doi: 10.1177/0887403413508287

Questions to Consider:

  1. What were objectives of Partners in Healing?
  2. Which term did inmates use to describe restorative justice?
  3. What were the reasons why the author used a narrative approach in her research?

Learning Objective: 14-8: Define restorative justice