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Ch 13: Corrections & Correctional Institutions Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Corrections & Correctional Institutions chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach an array of corrections issues in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Corrections & Correctional Institutions chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday History of corrections and its impact Vigilante justice, government justice, corporal punishment, flogging, deterrence, transportation sentence, capital punishment, Bridewell Prison
Tuesday History and purposes of prisons, probation and parole Prisons, jails, Age of Enlightenment, solitary system, congregate system, prison reform; community supervision, prison overcrowding, saving taxpayer money, U.S. Parole Commission
Wednesday Jails and correctional custody and security Temporary holding facility, administrators, state unified system, metropolitan correctional centers; lawful custody, federal penitentiaries, restriction levels
Thursday Prison subcultures, prisoner characteristics and prison riots Total institution, prisonization, prison code, argot, BJS, adult certification, incarceration rates; poor prison management, overcrowding, group tensions, riot phases
Friday Prisoner rights, men's vs. women's prisons and prison trends and problems Constitutional rights, court precedent, PLRA, cruel and unusual punishment; violent crime, recidivism, shorter sentences, women's prison culture, crimes of survival, three strikes laws, mental illness, private prisons

11 Lessons in Chapter 13: Corrections & Correctional Institutions Lesson Plans
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History of Corrections & its Impact on Modern Concepts

1. History of Corrections & its Impact on Modern Concepts

Today's corrections system is much different than the early punishment system. This lesson outlines the historical development of the United States' corrections system and explains its impact on modern concepts.

Probation & Parole: Overview, History & Purposes

2. Probation & Parole: Overview, History & Purposes

More offenders are sentenced to probation and parole than are sentenced to incarceration. This lesson explains the history and purpose of probation and parole, including the difference between the two.

Prisons: History, Characteristics & Purpose

3. Prisons: History, Characteristics & Purpose

Today's prisons bear little resemblance to those of years past. This lesson outlines the historical development of United States' prisons and explains the main characteristics and purposes of American prisons.

Jails in the U.S.: Role & Administrative Issues

4. Jails in the U.S.: Role & Administrative Issues

Jails are one means of incarceration used in the U.S. criminal justice system. This lesson explains the role of jails, the difference between jails and prisons, and some challenges jail administrators face.

Custody & Security in Correctional Facilities

5. Custody & Security in Correctional Facilities

There are many different types of correctional facilities. Prisons and other facilities are operated at various levels of security, ranging from minimum to maximum. This lesson explains the custody and security in various types of correctional facilities.

Prison Subcultures & the Deprivation Model

6. Prison Subcultures & the Deprivation Model

Prison inmates often develop prison subcultures consisting of a shared system of customs and beliefs. This lesson explains prison subcultures and explores possible theories for how and why those subcultures develop.

Prisoners: Characteristics of U.S. Inmate Populations

7. Prisoners: Characteristics of U.S. Inmate Populations

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, or BJS, collects, analyzes and publishes data relating to crime in the United States. This lesson discusses BJS data regarding the characteristics of prison inmate populations, including age, gender and race.

Differences Between Men's & Women's Prisons

8. Differences Between Men's & Women's Prisons

In the United States, most prison inmates are male. For that reason, there are more men's prisons than women's prisons and more services geared toward male inmates. This lesson explains the main differences between men's and women's prisons.

The Causes & Stages of Prison Riots

9. The Causes & Stages of Prison Riots

A prison riot is organized and combined defiance or disorder by a group of prisoners. Riots are usually meant to force a change in the prison or express some sort of grievance. This lesson explains the causes and stages of prison riots.

Prisoners' Rights: Legal Aspects & Court Precedent

10. Prisoners' Rights: Legal Aspects & Court Precedent

Prisoners have certain legal rights and privileges guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Federal and state laws govern prisoners' rights. This lesson explains basic prisoners' rights, including major court cases and federal legislation.

Major Problems, Issues & Trends Facing Prisons Today

11. Major Problems, Issues & Trends Facing Prisons Today

There are several problems, issues, and trends facing prisons today. This lesson addresses three major prison matters: overcrowding, mental health care, and privatization.

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