SOC301H5 Lecture 1: Soc 301 Lecture 1

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25 Jul 2016
School
Department
Course
Soc 301
Why do we punish?
-we don’t want people to commit crime
-we want to tell you its wrong
-retribution, to get back to them, justice
Why do we use the prison?
-for surveillance
-separate us from them
General deterrence
-research does not suggest crime rates reduced by raising severity
Incapacitation
Types of prison
Federal vs provincial
Levels of security
-Minimum
-Medium (more freedom), most facility is medium security
-Maxium
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