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Rose Library - Cleveland Community College

CJC 141--Corrections

This guide is intended to help students enrolled in CJC 141--Corrections.

How to Use this Guide

This guide is intended to help students enrolled in CJC 141 with their research paper (see assignment below). For each type of source listed (books, articles, videos, and websites) you will find search tips as well as recommended titles. 

Each page contains the contact information for the library. Do not hesitate to contact the library if you have any questions or need any additional help. Each page also contains a link to the citation page. The citation page will show you how to cite the sources you choose to use in APA citation style.


For this assignment, you are to research various books, journal articles, websites and other scholarly research materials to determine what issues are currently plaguing today’s prisons. After conducting this initial research, you must choose an issue to research in further detail and complete a 5 page research paper that addresses the following:

1. A review of the American Correctional System (what components are present)
2. A complete summary of the issue you have identified, including the history of this problem
3. Why it is an issue for the correctional system
4. Statistics of how much of a problem this is for corrections
5. What correctional policies are currently in place to address the issue
6. What alternatives do you suggest to resolve this issue
7. Defend why you feel your alternatives would help

Some examples of current issues may include but you are not limited to the following (be sure to focus on the correctional aspect and how it affects the correctional system):

• Gangs in correctional organizations (prisons, jails, or probation)
• Sexual harassment of prisoners
• Sexual harassment of or by correctional staff
• Drugs in correctional institutions or the impact of drugs on probation
• Violence in prison
• The mentally ill
• The aging population of prisoners


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