SOC301H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Solitary Confinement, Penology, Neoliberalism

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Assignment: (do not ans all the following question, be specific)
Main argument: prison discipline
How does he support that argument?
punishment, clue and harsh
-things didn’t work well
-prison is not working as they are supposed to work
-they are seeing the same people again and again back to the system
-women are separate, they are not useful for prison achievement
What sources/theories does he rely on?
How does it relate to course material?
-the theories around the prisonment
-why did the prison last
-prison look unstable
How are current issues rooted in his history?
What did you find interesting? Why?
What are you struggling with?
What don’t you agree with, why?
Welfarism
What features of prison emerge from the historical readings?
Correction and reform
-very schedule base, very disciplinary, the bell is government your life, you need to be proper,
you need to be disciplinary so you can be corrected
Deviance/delinquent
-related to morality, you deviant from the straight narrow path, we need to correct you.
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-the prison got psychologist and doctor around
State-rows and steers
-the state can program society and make it better. We need to right morality or discipline to
make society better
Neo-liberalism
Customer/consumer/stakeholder
Efficiency
-making ways efficient
Responsibility-of the individual
-you are responsible for your own action, to not be affected by the crime, the state cannot
responsible for your crime action. We need to be responsible for we do.
-choice as way for us to understand crime, crime is a rational choice. Children are making a
rational choice by not behaving in school
Empowerment
-we are giving you something to make you feel empower
Risk
-we are an entrepreneur of ourselves and we are always at risk
-everything is at risk because of something
New Penology
The goal of prison is Managerial not transformative
-it is not about transforming the prisoner; we just need to manage the outcome.
-crime is a social fact and it is not solvable
There is nothing punitive about neo-liberalism, it is not cost effective to put everyone in prison
just because they commit a felony
Where do we see elements of the “new penology” in the historical record?
Where are their remnants of welfarism in the CSC Value Statement
Punishment Agenda-Parkers
-increase mandatory minimums
-she suggested building new prisons
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