Differences Between Men's & Women's Prisons


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1. What is the set of norms for the behavior of inmates based on loyalty?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons pseudo-families are formed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the differences between men's and women's prisons and vocabulary related to both. Some of the vocabulary words you will be assessed on include pseudofamilies, prison culture and prison code.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The definition of a pseudofamily
  • Challenges presented by female inmates
  • The definitions of and differences between a prison code and a prison culture
  • Offenses more likely for male prisoners

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related men's and women's prisons lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as prison code and prison culture
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding men's and women's prisons

Additional Learning

To learn more about men's and women's prisons, review the accompanying lesson called Comparison of Men's & Women's Prisons. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define prison
  • Identify the major differences between men's and women's prisons, including security levels and violent incidences
  • Define violent crime
  • Explain recidivism
  • Learn statistical data related to prison population and prisoner demographics
  • Differentiate between prison culture and prison code
  • Define pseudofamily