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CRJS435-1302A-01 Prison Law
Assignment Name: Unit 3 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 8-10 pages
Common Assignment: Written assignment analyzing the impact of the US Supreme Court decisions on the management of prisons
Prepare a written analysis on the impact of the US Supreme Court decisions on the management of prisons (8-10 pages). You are asked to explain the prison management structure and disciplinary process as applied in most prison cases and as directed by the US Supreme Court decision in Sandin v. Conner (1995) and other US Supreme Court cases. Consider such sanctions as loss of job, segregation for a specific amount of time, and loss of commissary privileges.
Assignment Guidelines:
Read through Wolff v. McDonnell (1976) and Sandin v. Conner (1995).
Apply the decisions of these Supreme Court cases to the following punishments:
Job loss
Scheduled segregation
Loss of commissary privileges
For each of these punishments, provide the following based on the decisions of the above to 2 cases:
When is this an appropriate sentence?
When is this protected by the U.S. Constitution?
What are 2 examples that you can take from the Supreme Court decisions that support your arguments?
Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
Compile your responses into a Word document of 8–10 pages, and submit the file to your instructor.
7–10 slides with speaker notes
Library Research Assignment
There are 2 general models to consider when discussing treatment of offenders. First is the medical model, which focuses on psychological evaluation and creating a treatment plan that corresponds with the evaluation.
The second model is known as the psycho/social/behavioral model. This model uses several methods, including a risk assessment and a thorough treatment prescription process. The psycho/social/behavioral model looks at all aspects of the offender’s life.
Compare and contrast the medical and psychological/sociological/behavioral models.
Assignment Guidelines:
Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the 2 models of correctional treatment.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the medical model? Explain.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the psycho/social/behavioral model? Explain.
How are these 2 models similar?
Based on what you have found, which model do you believe is the most appropriate for assessing special-needs offenders?
Compile your responses into a PowerPoint presentation of 7–10 slides.
Be sure to include speaker notes for each slide.

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