SOC209H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Kingston Penitentiary, Offender Profiling, Security Interest

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Lecture 8 corrections: a kind of punishment, send someone to institution to correct behaviour. Antecedents: shift to punishment of the mind, punishment was harsh before, no prisons so offenders were killed, now there are new methods (declaration of liberty, services, etc. ) The canadian penitentiary: kingston penitentiary completed in 1835 (model of silence, no talking, moral architecture reflects themes of order and morality, auburn model of strict silence, hard labour, and strong emphasis on religion, some models are based on isolation. Who"s in prison: male, young, single, under-housed - no fixed address, always moving. Minimum security: no perimeter fence, e. g. cottages, unrestricted inmate movement except at night, white collar criminals and murderers in these prisons (murderers that spent 20 years in max/medium security) Medium security: high-security perimeter fence, some restrictions on inmate movement. Maximum security: high-security perimeter fence, highly controlled environment with inmate movement strictly controlled.

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