The purpose of this assignment is to: • Explain important concepts & terminology in institutional & community corrections • Apply correctional concepts and terminology to evaluate media depictions of corrections • Develop written communication skills Description: Write a 5-7-page paper discussing a film or TV series related to corrections. The purpose of this assignment is to apply course material to explain what is depicted in the film/series and NOT to summarize the plot of the film/series. Identify course concepts and link them explicitly to the film/series. The paper should discuss a MINIMUM of ten (10) course concepts/terms, although students are encouraged to go beyond this minimum. Papers should be double-spaced with 1-inch margins on all sides and be in 12-point Times New Roman Font. Movies & TV Series Appropriate movies and TV series should be fictional although they may be based on a true story. The following movies and TV series would be appropriate to use for this paper. Movies: Shawshank Redemption Dog Pound Blood In, Blood Out Shot Caller Escape from Alcatraz The Green Mile Bronson Brubaker Against the Wall Felon American History X Animal Factory American Me First Time Felon TV series: Orange is the New Black Prison Break Wentworth Oz ***Real life documentary shows are NOT appropriate. Examples of such documentaries include Lock Up, Miami Mega Jail, Making a Murderer, etc.
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