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by: Aurelia Tromp

Corrections CJ 365

Aurelia Tromp
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This 12 page Class Notes was uploaded by Aurelia Tromp on Saturday September 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to CJ 365 at Michigan State University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see /class/207606/cj-365-michigan-state-university in Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.


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Date Created: 09/19/15
CJ 365 Summer 2001 May 29 2001 ll Institutions Buildings or plants in which activity of a particular kind regularly goes on Every institution captures something of the time and interest of its members and provides something of a world for them it Total Institutions They are different in that the total character is symbolized by a barrier that is often built into the physical plan Wire fences hiuh walls cliffs it Totalistic features One of the central features of the total institution is the breakdown of barriers between spheres of life sleep play amp work All aspects of life are conducted in the same place Each activity is carried out in the company of a large group Activities are tightly scheduled Daily tasks all come together to serve a larger goal of the institution 2 l l yil39l39llzll39l quot he it StaffInmate Split Two different social and cultural worlds develop There is considerable socia distance between the two groups it Work Whatever incentive is given for work it will not have the same significance it had on the outside Work payment structure of our society The family it Mortification processes Presenting Culture What the inmate brings to the institution The goal of the total institution is NOT to provide a different culture but to develop a tension between the home world and the institutional world Stripping Processes Morti cation of the self D uniform channels of communication shut off Authority is of the echelon kind ANY member of the staff has a certain right to discipline it The authority of corrective sanctions is directed at a great multitude of items of conduct Dress manners social intercourse it Misbehavior in one sphere of life are held against one s standings in other spheres 3 Rules are abundant novel and closely enforced 2 House Rules Formal set ofproscriptions that lay out the main requirements of inmate conduct it Rewards and Privileges These remunerative controls are held out in exchange for obedience to staff Release binge fantasy it Punishments Usually given out as a result of rule breaking Usually more severe than would be given out in the outside world 2 Punishments and privileges are themselves modes of organization peculiar to total institutions No cigarettes weight room pass it It is important to see that the question of release from the total institution is elaborated into the privilege system Increase in good time sentence extensions it Punishments and privileges come to be geared into a residential work system Immediately associated with this system is some standard social processes important in the life of total institutions l ritualquot in gl Pr i u in Institutional Lingo it Secondary Adjustments Techniques that do not directly challenge the rules but allow inmates to gain some satisfaction Inmate code it Kitchen Strata Largely informal stratification of inmates it Situational Withdrawal The inmate withdraws from prison society gt6 Rebellious Line The inmate intentionally challenges the institution Rebel morale it Colonization The inmate takes the largest satisfaction possible from the institution Breaks the tension between outside and inside self 2 Conversion The inmatire1 tries to take on the role of the perfect inmate nsquot it Playing it Cool Most inmates take on these alignments at different times but do not go to the extreme Hybrid model it All of the alignments serve an important role in inmate coping lmmunize the selffrom the tension with the outside world quot5 llll lquot l lit There is a strong feeling that time spent in an establishment is time wasted Inmates feel that they are totally exiled from living A peculiar and high level ofselfconcern is engendered The story it Removal activities These activities drawthe self out of the current situation Movies weightlifting social activities


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