Take-Home Exam Monday April 9, 2012
Choose two of the following questions and write an answer that is three (3) pages in length (300
– 350 words per page, 12 point font, and double spaced) for each answer.
This assignment asks you to very closely read and analyse the course readings and the lecture
notes. In addition, your answers must clearly reflect the tutorial discussions.
Your answers must have an argument. That is, it must have one main point that is clearly
outlined in a thesis statement and subsequently demonstrated in the reasons supporting your
1. What are the arguments in favor of restorative modes of justice? What kinds of concerns
and problems have been raised with respect to restorative justice?
Do you think that restorative justice offers an alternative to imprisonment? Why or why
2. Analyze the rationales for abolition of prison and the factors that ensure the continuity
and endurance of the prison despite its failures. How might this use of prisons be
3. Critically examine the contributing factors and consequences of the expansion of
incarceration (i.e. “the race to incarcerate”) in the USA and Canada. Taking into account
the various justificati