Week 7 Discussion
“The Sentencing Process and the Problem of Prison” Please respond to the following:
· From the first e-Activity, examine the extent to which the sentences the defendants in each case received were appropriate for the offenses they committed. Debate the degree to which corporal punishment is an effective form of sentencing when given in conjunction with a prison term. Provide support for your rationale.
· From the second e-Activity, imagine you are a warden in prison, and you have been tasked with deciding the most appropriate way to allocate funds. Choose the one (1) issue that you would distribute the most resources toward in order to combat the findings from the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prison’s report on the United States’ correctional system. Classify one (1) advantage and one (1) disadvantage to deciding to allocate the most resources toward the issue you have chosen. Provide support for your rationale.
· (E-Activity 1)…Go to Corpun’s Website and read the articles titled “8 years’ jail, 10 strokes of rotan for drug possession”, dated May 7, 2013, “’City Hall officer’ gets jail”, dated May 11, 2013, and “Jail and rotan for trio who brutally raped woman”, dated May 31, 2013, located at http://www.corpun.com/13archive/myj01305.htm#24478. Be prepared to discuss.
· (E-Activity 2) … Go to USAToday’s Website and read the article titled “Rising prison problems begin to trickle into society”, dated June 11, 2006, located at http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2006-06-11-our-view_x.htm. Be prepared to discuss.