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Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand?

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Description

Does prison work and what purpose does it serve? This course allows you to listen to a discussion on the purpose, efficacy and regulation of prisons. Does prison benefit those serving the sentence or simply satisfy a public demand?

Introduction

The material presented here focuses on a key question for criminologists, criminal justice policy-makers and politicians: ‘Does prison work?’ The material is an audio file, originally 28 minutes in length, and examines the issues around this apparently simple criminological question. It was recorded in 1995. This course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Sociology.

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After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify criteria to evaluate whether prison works.

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