QUESTION “…among some practitioners, there is a worrying assumption that the reformist battles have been won. Prisons are so clearly more decent, cleaner, more purposeful places – the argument goes – that there is no obvious manifesto for reform.
This view underestimates the complex pains and new frustrations of the modern prison.” (Crewe, 2009, 449) Use the above statement to critically evaluate the current position with regard to reform of the prison system in England and Wales. Support your answer with examples from up to three of the areas which you have studied. Ben Crewe The Prisoner Society 2009 Oxford, Oxford University Press Assessment Criteria: ?
Demonstrates sound knowledge and understanding of the prison, its role, the challenges, and the consequences of imprisonment on different social groups. ?
Demonstrates a breadth and depth of substantive knowledge that is comprehensive, accurate and relevant. ?
. Demonstrates an ability to evaluate critically as well as provide complex analysis and comprehension evidenced by a wide selection of sources and theories. ?
Demonstrates an ability to express an answer clearly and concisely using correct grammar, spelling, communication and structure. ?
Selects relevant sources to support your answer. ?
Ensure that all sources are cited correctly. This means providing accurate citations for all textbooks, websites, journals and other sources correctly referenced using the Harvard reference system.