Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Describe three legal rights that inmates have
  • Explain why diseases are prevalent in prisons and jails
  • Identify the types of stress and misconduct occurring in the corrections field
  • Describe trends in detaining juveniles
  • Describe four issues that surface when detaining juvenile offenders
  • Discuss issues women face while incarcerated and while working in corrections
  • Debate arguments for and against the death penalty
  • Explain how prison might cause crime
  • Define restorative justice