Criminal Justice-COAS | Seminar in Corrections
P439 | 24733 | Oliver


This course will examine two aspects of the prison experience.
First, there will be an intensive examination and discussion of
issues related to the prisonization process, that is, how prisoners
adapt and internalize the values norms, and customs of prison
society. As such, class sessions will be devoted to a discussion of
major challenges confronting incarcerated men and women. In
addition, we will address issues related to prisoner reentry.
Consequently, we will examine the major challenges that offenders
encounter when the make the transition from prison to the community.
Two class trips are planned: One to the Federal Penitentiary in
Terre Haute and the second to the Indiana Women's Prison in
Indianapolis. Students who participate in the prison trip will
receive bonus points.



Readings:

Fishman, Laura (1990). Women Against the Wall-A Study of Prisoner's
Wives. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Owen, Barbra (2000). In the Mix-Struggle and Survival in a Women's
Prison. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Pollock, Joycelyn (2004). Prisons and Prison Life-Costs and
Consequences. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing.



Class Meetings: M & W, 2:30-3:45



Instructor: Professor William Oliver, criminal justice department