2024 the correctional function

the correctional function

Business Finance Assignment Help 2024

This paper is due by Saturday (02/04) 11:59 p.m.


This writing assignment requires you to watch the movie Shawshank Redemption (1994) and provide a detailed analysis of several correctional concepts as they are illustrated in this film. Relying primarily on chapters 10 & 11 of your text, discuss some or all of the following concepts: adaptive roles; prison violence; prison subculture; deprivation and importation; the inmate code; prisonization; the prison economy. For example, you could discuss the way in which the film illustrates the process of prisonization, the way in which some longtime inmates became highly prisonized, and how Andy tries to avoid prisonization. You do not have to address all of the concepts listed above, but be sure to clearly define the nature and function of those you choose to discuss.

I expect you to follow the guidelines outlined below and to structure your paper as one would structure any essay (i.e., introduction, clearly formulated thesis statement, organized body comprised of multiple paragraphs addressing distinct points, concluding paragraph). In other words, DO NOT MERELY LIST the concepts and provide examples. You will receive ‘0’ points if you do so. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Good luck and enjoy the film!!

Caution: The film is rated “R” and contains violence and profanity. If this makes you uncomfortable and you would prefer not to view this film, please contact me and we can arrange for an alternate writing assignment.

Plot Summary: Shawshank Redemption is based on a short story by Steven King (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption). Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940’s, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red (Morgan Freeman), the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner (Summary by M. Lewison).

Please make sure your paper is submitted as a Word document via safeassign. Please DO NOT submit your paper as a pdf file.

Also, be sure to label your file with both your last and first names. For example, Smith_John_Shawshank_paper.

Finally, you are also responsible for making sure your file is not corrupted and I am able to open the file. If for some reason you are unsure as to whether your paper was successfully submitted, please email your paper to me, as well. If I am unable to access your paper, you will not receive a grade.

I expect you to closely edit your paper prior to submission. A paper that does not follow these guidelines will receive a “0”.

  • Minimum of 2.5, maximum of 3 COMPLETE pages, excluding title page and reference pages, APA format
  • 1-inch margins ONLY
  • Double-spaced ONLY
  • Title page
  • Spell checked
  • Numbered pages
  • Correct grammar — for example, be sure to know when to use a comma and when to use a semicolon
  • Use ‘Times New Roman’ font
  • Do not use contractions (can’t, isn’t, aren’t)
  • Do not use first or second person (I, you, our, we, etc.)
  • Avoid quotations
  • Make sure you understand how to correctly cite sources; be sure you understand the difference between quoting and paraphrasing; if you have any questions, consult the APA manual. Be sure to list EVERY source you use in your paper in your references and provide a complete citation.
  • Make sure you understand the definition of plagiarism and University policies regarding plagiarism;
  • Reference page — APA format
  • For any questions regarding format, be sure to consult the APA manual.

Since these writing assignments are FORMAL in tone and structure, I expect you will

  • make use of standard rules of grammar;
  • structure your paper with an introduction and a conclusion;
  • check for spelling errors;
  • NOT use such informal language as ‘you, I, me, my, we, us, our’;
  • NOT use such informal language such as contractions (e.g., isn’t, don’t);