Internet In Depth Study – Crime, Prisons, and Socialization http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/November-2009/The-death-of-Michael-York-and-how-heroin-hasinvaded-the-Chicago-suburbs/ Answer the questions as you read this article about heroin finding its way to the Kane County suburbs. 1) How did the body of Michael York, a high school student who died in a mansion in St. Charles, get into an alley on the west side of Chicago? 2) What is the profile of the “newly minted addicts” in Kane County? 3) According to the detective from St. Charles, why did heroin use “take off” in the late 1990s? 4) Why is Nathan Green in jail? What is Nathan Green’s background? (Think agents of socialization.) 5) Why is Lindsey Parker in the court system? What is her background? (Think agents of socialization.) 6) What was Michael York’s background? (Think agents of socialization.) http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/24/world/europe/norway-prison-bastoy-nicest/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 Watch the video and read the article about this prison in Norway. 1) According to the reporter, why can’t some of the inmates “take it”? 2) What is the recidivism rate at this prison? WHY do the officials believe the rate is so low here? 3) State whether or not it would meet each of the following goals of the prison system in the US (demonstrating that you understand each of these terms). a) Deterrence _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ b) Retribution _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ c) Incarceration ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ d) Rehabilitation _______________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 4) Do you think we should replicate this prison experience in the United States? Why or why not? Explain. http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/beyond-prisons/just-the-facts-its-a-locking-people-up-problem 1) Has the following crime rate gone up or down for the last 15 years? Overall crime rate ________________ Property crime rate ________________ Violent crime rate ________________ Why do you think people believe the crime rate has gone up? 2) What is their evidence that “we don't imprison fairly, especially when it comes to drug laws”? Go to http://www.ted.com/playlists/165/life_in_and_after_prison Play “How Prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives?” and answer the questions. (You can pause the video as you come to each answer.) 1) Why does Dan Pacholke want to change the way people “think about” prisons? 2) According to Pacholke, what was the result of the use of the “hole”? Why? 3) How did they “change the environment to change the behavior”? 4) How did the changing of chairs change the environment? 5) According to Pacholke, what are some examples of how prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives? Go to http://www.ted.com/playlists/165/life_in_and_after_prison Play “A father-daughter dance ... in prison” 1) Why did the sheriff allow a dance in his prison? 2) According to Angela Patton, why are fathers such powerful agents of socialization to their daughters? 3) According to Angela Patton, because a father is locked in, should not mean _____________________ _____________________________. Do you agree? Why or why not?